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PROCEEDINGS 



CITY COUNCIL 



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City Council for Municipal Year 1880-81. 



CARTER H. HARRISON, Mayor and President ex officio. 

WARP. 

j ARTHUR DIXON. 290 Fifth Avenue. 

1 ) SWAYNE WICKERSHAM.. 235 State Street. 

\ ADDISON BALLARD 394 Fifth Avenue. 

-'} P. SANDERS , 505 State Street. 

„ \ TOHN M. CLARK 201 Lake Street. 

6 )'~D. L. SHOREY J 39 Portland Block. 

A \ A. GRANNIS 187 La Salle Street. 

*} WM. W. WATKINS 200 Washington Street. 

- i M. McAULEY 3107 Halsted Street. 



) E. P. BURKE 3452 Halsted Street. 

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, J. J. ALTPETER ..762 Halsted Street. 

™ CULLERTON .665 West 20th Street. 



- j JOHN RIORDAN .- ..,114 Brown Street. 

* I J. H. HILDRETH 572 Halsted Street. 

, THOMAS PURCELL.. :.. 147 West 12th Street. 

'* FRANK LAWLER 174 Clark Street. 

JAMES PEEVEY _. .....277 West Jackson Street. 

JOHN M. SMYTH 134 West Madison Street. 

in (M. McNURNEY 13 North Morgan Street. 

iU ] H. SCHROEDER 126 Milwaukee Avenue. 

1n j GEO. B. SWIFT ... 358 West Monroe Street. 

11 1 THOS. N. BOND...... ..80 South Water Street. 

19 (J0S. D. EVERETT., 241 Monroe Street, 

1Z \ ALVIN HULBERT ........Sherman House. 

, H. P. THOMPSON 1072 West Lake Street. 

'"* O. M. BRADY .-„ 702 West Lake Street. 

JR. LORENZ .117 Cornell Street. 

" I F. A. STAUBER ..718 Milwaukee Avenue. 

..-(ADAM MEYER 225 Hurlbut Street. 

1D jWM. S. YOUNG, JR 79 Clark Street. 

1ft j CHRISTIAN MEIER 60 Clybourn Auenue. 

10 } ANTON IMHOF ,....81 Hurlbut Street. 



j E. P. BARRETT 135 Chicago Avenue. 

I JOHN MURPHY 140 North Wells. 

j W. G. McCORMICK ]74 La Salle Street. 

I A. H. BURLEY ..120 Lake Street. 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO 



FOR 1 880-81. 



Finance— Swift, McCormick, Cullerton, Watkins, Sanders. 

Judiciary — Shorey, Cullerton, Clark, Young, Smyth. 

Railroads — Purcell, Young, McNurney, Watkins, Riordan. 

Fire and Water — Thompson, Purcell, Murphy, Shorey, McNurney. 

Schools— Everett, Brady, Burley, Burke, Stauber. 

Wharfing Privileges — Altpeter, Lawler, Dixon, Lorenz, Burley. 

Streets and Alleys, South — Clark, Sanders, Wickersham, Gran.nis, Burke. 

Streets and Alleys, West — Lawler, Altpeter, Hildreth, Peevey. Schroeder, Bond, 

Everett, Brady, Lorenz. 
Streets and Alleys, North — Meyer, Imhof, Murphy, McCormick. 
Wharves and Public Grounds — Peevey, Swift, Barrett, Riordan, Dixon. 
Local Assessments — Dixon, Hulbert, Meier, Lorenz, Cullerton. 
Bridewell — Stauber, Young, Everett, Schroeder, Altpeter. 
Health and County Relations — Smyth, Lawler, Imhof, McAuley, Murphy. 
Gas — Sanders, Brady, Barrett, Hulbert, McAuley. 
Police — Riordan, Bond, Thompson, Burke, Meier. 

Harbor and Bridges — McCormick, Clark, Wickersham, Bond, Thompson. 
Elections — Barrett, Swift, Imhof, Meyer, Smyth. 
Printing — Wickersham, Burley, Shorey, Stauber, Ballard. 
Licenses — Ballard., McNurney, Hildreth, Grannis, Meyer. 
Public Buildings — Grannis, Hildreth, Everett, Hulbert, Peevey. 
Markets — McAuley, Schroeder, Meier, Purcell, Watkins. 



EXPLANATION OF TERMS. 



In the Index frequent references are made to the Standing Committees of the 
Council and the several City officers, where the names or titles of such Committees 
and officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of such abbre- 
viations as occur, the following explanation is given : 

F. & W Committee on Fire and Water. 

G. L " " Gas Lights. 

C. R._ " " County Relations. 

H. and B " " Harbor and Bridges. 

Jud " "Judiciary. 

W. & P. G " " Wharves and Public Grounds. 

R. R " " Railroads. 

S. &A.,S. D " " Streets andAlleys, South Division. 

S. & A., N. D " " " " •.' North Division. 

S. & A., W. D... " " " " " West Division. 

S.&AJD "■ " " " " North, South and West Divisions. 

Wh'fg Priv " " Wharfing Privileges. 

P. B " " Public Buildings. 

Local Assts " " Local Assessments. 

D. P. W Department of Public Works. 

B. of E Board of Education. 

Con. in „ . _ .Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Pub. Published. 

Sel. Com Select Committee. 

Ref ....Referred. 

Post Postponed. 

Corp. Counsel Corporation Counsel. 

P. W Department of Public Works. 

H. &C. R Health and County Relations, 



REFERENCE TO INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Appointments . IX 

Board of Education .......... X 

City Clerk ....,' IX 

City Treasurer... ., » x 

Chicago Itelief and Aid Society X 

Committee on Elections.... X 

Committee on Finance... X 

Committee on Fire and Water — ... ........... .... XI 

Committee on Gas Lights. XII 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges.. XIII 

Committee on Health and County Relations.. XIII 

Committee on Judiciary XIV 

Committee on Licenses . XV 

Committee on Markets XV 

Committee on Police.. XV 

Committee on Public Buildings XV 

Committee on Railroads XVI 

Committee on Schools XVI 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D , XVII 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D XVIII 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. . . . XIX 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds XXI 

Comptroller. . . XXI 

Council XXII 

Council Meetings ... .. XXII 

Department of Law XXIII 

Department of Public Works XXIV 

Directors of Public Library. XXV 

Elections. XXV 

Estimates of cost of Lamp Posts XXV 

Estimates of cost of Private Drains XXV 

Estimates of cost of Sidewalks ,. . XXVI 

Estimates of cost of Street Improvements XXVII 

Estimates of cost of Water Service Pipes -. XXIX 

Fire Marshal......... XXIX 

Gas Inspector . • XXX 

Health Department ■.. XXX 

Inspectors of House of Correction...... , XXX 

Invitations ... XXX 

Mayor — . . : XXX 

Official Bonds XXXI 

Orders XXXII 

Ordinances— General ■ XXXIX 

Ordinances — Lamp Posts. ... •»-• XLII 

Ordinances — Openings, Widenings and Extensions. XLIII 

Ordinances— Private Drains. XLIII 

Ordinances— Sidewalks. ........... . . XLI ™ 

Ordinances— Street Improvements — XLVII 

Ordinances— Vacations.... s .*. XLIX 

Ordinances — Water Service Pipes ••' L 

Petitions and Communications. LI 

Remonstrances.. LIV 

Resolutions.... LV 

Select Committees....... LVII 

Superintendent of Buildings . i ....... . - L *|| 

Superintendent of Police • L VII 

Superintendent of Fire Alarm Telegraph.............. •• • LVII 



INDEX. 



APPOINTMEMTS. 

PAGE. 

Allen, Jas. L., Director Public Library Schools 93 

Allen, Jas. L., Director Public Library Deferred 176 

Allen, Jas. L., Director Publie Library Confirmed 195 

Ayres, Enos, Appraiser of School Lands Confirmed 198 

Barrows, J. C, Member Board of Education Schools 90 

Burrows, J. C, Member Board of Education Confirmed 122 

Callaghaa, Bernard, Director Public Library — Schools 93 

Callaghan, Bernard, Director Public Library Deferred 176 

Callaghan, Bernard, Director Public Library Confirmed 195 

Dunne, M. J., Member Board of Education Schools 90 

Dunne, M. J., Member Board of Education Confirmed 122 

Hefter, Chas.B., Bailiff Police Court, S. W. D Confirmed 39 

Howe, H. T., Butter and Cheese Inspector Confirmed 395 

Hoyne, Phil. A., Member Board of Education Schools 90 

Hoyne, Phil. A., Member Board of Education Confirmed 122 

Ingersoll, O. P., Police Magistrate, S. W. D. Police Court Confirmed 39 

Kadlec, L. W., Director Public Library.... Schools 93 

Kadlec, L. W., Director Publie Library Confirmed 195 

Keith, E. G, Member Board of Education Schools 90 

Keith, E. G., Member Board of Education Confirmed 122 

Kimball, Mark, Aporaiser of School Lands Confirmed 198 

La Buy, M. A., Clerk Police Court, W. D Confirmed 105 

McGarrigle, Wm. J., General Superintendent of Police Confirmed 273 

Maas, F. A. E., Member Board of Education . Schools 90 

Maas, F. A. E., Member Board of Education (Confirmed 122 

Niehoff, Conrad L., Member Board of Education Confirmed 413 

Sheridan, Redmond, Clerk Police Court, S. W. D Confirmed 39 

Shortall, John G., Appraiser of School Lands Confirmed 63 

Shortall, John G., Appraiser of School Lands Confirmed 198 

Tierney, Patrick H., Boiler. Inspector F. & W. 39 

Tierney , Patrick H., Boiler Inspector Deferred 111 

Tierney, Patrick H., Boiler Inspector Confirmed 128 

Walker, John B., Director Public Library Schools 93 

Walker, John B., Director Public Library Deferred 176 

Walker, John B., Director Public Library Confirmed 195 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Asking approval of re-subdivision of Block 1, School Section Addition W. & P. G. 16 

Asking extension of sewer and water to school site, cor. Lincoln st. & Douglas ar D. P. W. 26 

Asking purchase of school site in D. S. Lee's Addition Schools 84 

Asking purchase of school site on Warren av Schools 277 

Asking purchase of school site corner Twenty-sixth st. and Wabash av Finance 387 

Asking purchase of school site at Lawndale Schools 387 

A3king purchase of lot on Johnson st Schools 482 

Asking vacation of alley adjoining Walsh School lot S. & A., W. D. 498 

Asking sale of Areher av. school building Schools 603 

Horse railway on Fulton st., concerning R. R. 156 

Opening roads through school land in towns of Calumet and Jefferson W. & P. G. 15 

School site on Johnson St., near Wright st Schools 277 



CITY CLERK. 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co. acceptance of ordinance for raising Eight- 
eenth street bridge Filed 482 

Commissioner for revision of City Ordinances, communication from Judiciary 224 

Evidence in Stauber-McGrath election case Judiciary 168 

Superintendent special assessments, list of streets needing improvement Laid over and Pub. 255 



X INDEX 



CITY TREASURER. 

PAGE. 

Annua I Report f inance 387 



CHICAGO RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 
Twenty- third Annual Report Filed 2.97 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 

Alderman Fourteenth Ward, on election of Recommitted 43 

Alderman Fourteenth Ward, on election of Deferred and Pub. 84 

Alderman Fourteenth Ward, on election of ..Con. in 95 

Alderman Fourteenth Ward, on election of Reconsidered and Passed 97 

Judges and Clerks of Election, list of. Laid over 462 

Judges and Clerks of Election, list of Con. in 474 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Appropriation for 1881, on ordinance for Laid over 439 

Architects, on petition for compensation Laid over 101 

Architects, on petition lor compensation Con. in 152 

Bonds, on ordinance concerning issue of. Con. in 200 

Burk, W. and E. Rastrup, on order to refund fines to .......Con, in 189 

Chicago Sinai Congregation, on petition for rebate ef taxes Con. in 53 

City scrip, on order concerning ..Con. in 101 

City Treasurer, on annnal report of Con. in 444 

City Treasury, on resolution concerning money in Con. in 52 

City Treasury, on order concerning balances in Con. in 400 

Clerks in Water Office, on petition for increase of salary of Filed 444 

Coburn, L. L., on petition for abatement of taxes Con. in 515 

Crawford, A. G., on petition for remission of fine Con. in 444 

Cregier, D. C, on petition for rebate of tax Con. in 210 

Dasso, John, on petition for rebate , Con. in 443 

Delap, Philip, on petition for compensation Con. in 443 

Dinet, J., on "petition concerning taxes Con. in 148 

Directors Public Library, on annual report of Laid over and Pub. 102 

Directors of Public Library, on annual report of Filed 153 

Dredging, on order concerning appropriation for Deferred 230 

Dredging, on order concerning appropriation for = Con. in 271 

Dredging, on order concerning appropriation for Filed 444 

Drew, Fred., and H. Spoerl, on claim of. Recommitted 53 

Drew, Fred., and H. Spoerl, on claim of Con. in 101 

Estimates of expenses for 1881 Laid over and Pub. 422 

Fibich, Wiihelmina, on petition for rebate Con. in 210 

Fitzgerald, Mrs., on order concerning water taxes of Con. in 53 

Forbes, A. M.,on petition for compensation Con. in 265 

Garlock, W. C. and A. Huson, on petition concerning tax certificate Con. in 444 

Gas companies, on resolution concerning pay of Con. in 444 

Hoar, J. H., on petition for compensation ., Con. in 444 

Hofer, John, on petition for compensation Con. in 101 

Improving W. Adams St., on remonstrance against Con. in 514 

Improving Cass St., on remonstrance against Con. in 514 

Improving Hills St., on remonstrance against Con. in 514 

Improving Indiana St., on remonstrance against .Con. in 514 



INDEX: XI 

PAGE. 

Improving Indiana St., on remonstrance against Oon. in 514 

Improving Michigan ave., on communication concerning appropriation for Con. in 444 

Improving Michigan St., on remonstrance against Con. in 514 

Improving YV. Taylor St., on remonstrance against Con. in 514 

Improving certain streets, on remonstrance against Con. in 444 

Jewell, Mrs. E., on petition for compensation Con. in 210 

Kelly, Peter, On petition for relief of family of — Con. in 443 

Kinca.le, John, on petition for extra pay Con. m 514 

King, D. D., on petition for compensation Con. in 444 

Laborers laying water pipe, on petition for increased pay of D. P. W. 122 

Lamey, Patrick, On petition for compensation Con. in 101 

vi, F., on petition for compensation (Jon. in 53 

Leiter, L. Z., on petition for refunding money Deferred 147 

Leuer, L. Z., on petition for refunding money Con.in 220 

Lomax, John, on petition for compensation Deferred 52 

I. on i ax, John, on petition for compensation Jud. 64 

MeMenamm, Chas., on oetition for remission of fine Con. in 210 

Meyer, Eliza, on petition concerning saloon license Con. in 210 

Mullins, James, on petition for compensation.. Con. in 515 

Newman, VY\, on petition for remission of fine Con. in 210 

Newman, W., on petition for remission of fine Con. in 604 

O'Callahan, L\, on petition for compensation Con. in 53 

Owen, Geo. C, on petition for compensation Con. in 53 

Perce, L VY., on proposition concerning old armory lot Con. in 53 

Pool tables, on order for rebate on license for. Con. in 443 

Reagan, M., on petition for compensation Con. in 101 

Reed, W. K., on petition for rebate on taxes Con.in 53 

Reichard, Wm., on petition for remission of fine Con. in 210 

Remington Sewing Machine Co., on petition for rebate on tax Con. in 210 

Riley, Peter, on petition for compensation Con. in 604 

Sawyer, S. E., on petition for compensation Con. in 53 

Second-hand dealers, on order concerning license for Con. in 147 

Sewerage and water bonds, on order concerning Con. in 53 

Sewers in Leavitt and other streets, on order for Recommitted 52 

Sewers on Leavitt and other streets, on order for Con. in 147 

Shaw, Peter, on petition for compensation Con. in 52 

Shields, James, on petition concerning city scrip Con. in 444 

Siebel, J. E., on petition for arrearages of salary Def. & Pub. 102 

Siebel, J. E., on petition for arrearages of salary Con. in 110 

Simonds, F., on petition concerning tax sale , Con. in 53 

Smith, Sidney, on bill for legal services Laid over and Pub. 422 

Smith, Sidney, on bill for legal services Jud. 439 

Special assessment, on resolution concerning rebate on Con. in 53 

Special assessment notices, on order concerning Con. in 147 

Speed of railroad trains, oh order enforcing ordinance concerning Deferred 148 

Stanley, P. E., on petition concerning taxes Recommitted 515 

Tolman, C. F., on petition for rebate on tax Con. in 265 

Tucker, Wm. F., on petition concerning special assessment Con. in 101 

Tunnels, on order concerning pavement in. . .Con. in 443 

Viaduct at S. Halsted St., on estimates for Con. in 52 

Viaduct on N". Halsted st. and W. Chicago ave., on petition for Laid over 515 

Water Office, on resolution concerning defalcation in Filed 515 

Water Works, on communication concerning Laid over & Pub. 444 

Watris, F. R., on petition for rebate on tax Laid over & Pub. 514 

Watris, F. R., on petition for rebate on tax ... ,. Con. in 604 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

Bateson, A., on petition concerning piling lumber Con. in 213 

Bathing House, on resolution concerning ..Con. in 446 

Chicago Distilling Co., on petition concerning shed Con. in 446 

Chicago Sugar Refining Co., on ordinance concerning... t Con. in 20 

Engine House, near Aberdeen and Madison streets, on bids for site for .Con. in 213 

Engine House, near Aberdeen and Madison streets, on offers for site for Con. in 446 

Engine Honse, near Aberdeen and Madison streets, on order concerning Con. in 111 

Engine House, near North and Milwaukee avenues, on order concerning Con. in 267 

Engine House, near North and Milwaukee avenues, on offers for site for ..Con. in 447 

Farragut Boat Club, on petition of Con. in 515 

Fire-Eugine for Rawson Street house, on resolution for Filed 446 

Freese & Hamline, on petition for water connection Con. in 196 

Kadish, L. J., on petition for special water rates D. P. W. 74 

Lawndale, on petition concerning church at Deferred 74 

Lawndale, on petition concerning church at Con. in 99 

Palmer, Fuller & Co., on petition concerning yard Con. in 515 



XII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Plumbers, on petition of , Con. in 99 

Plumbing, on resolution concerning inspection of Con. in 74 

Pumping engines, on procuring new Postponed 121 

Reservoir, on order concerning site for , Con. in 446 

Rietz, C. & Bro., on petition concerning piling lumber , Deferred 230 

Rietz, C. & Bro., on petition concerning piling lumber S. & A. S. D. 271 

Telegraph Poles, on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 213 

Telegraph Poles, on ordinance concerning '. Con. in 306 

Telegraph Poles, on order for removal of from W. Jackson street Con. in 446 

Tierney, Patrick H., on appointment of ..Deferred 111 

Tierney, Patrick H., on appointment of Laid over 115 

Tierney, Patrick H., on appointment of Lost and Reconsidered 118 

Tierney, Patrick H., on appointment of Con. in 128 

Water to County Hospital, on order concerning Con. in 213 

Water on Ashley St., bet. Leavitt and Hoyne sts, on petition for extending Con. in 112 

Wateron Elkgrove St., from North av. to Waubansia av., on order for Con. in 111 

Water in Eighth Ward, on order for Con. in 446 

Water on Fleetwood St., from Blanch st. to Blackhawk St., on order for Con. in 74 

Water on Fleetwood St., from Elston av. to Blanch St., on order for Laid over 110 

Water on Fleetwood st., from Elston av. to Blanch st, on order for Con. in 153 

Water on Holt st. from Blanch st. to Blackhawk St., on order for Con. in 74 

Water on Lincoln St., from Bryson st. to Division St., on order for ..Con. in 111 

Water on N. Paulina st, on petition for Con. in 213 

Water on Portland av., from Thirty-second st. to Thirty-third st., on petition for Con. in 112 

Water on Thirteenth pi., bet. Wood St. and Lincoln St., on petition for Con. in 267 

Water on Tolman st., on order for Con. in 74 

Water on Twelfth St., distance west, on order for Con. in 111 

Water on Van Buren st., from Oakley st. to Western av., on order for Con. in 74 

Water on Van Horn St., from Oakley av. to Western av., on petition for Con. in 213 

Wateron Van Horn St., on petition for ..Con. in 267 

Wateron West Washington St., on petition for extension of Con. in 74 

Water on Wood St., from Waubansia av. to Bloomingdale road, on order for . Con. in 111 

Water on several streets, on communication concerning extension of Con. in 148 

Water Rates, on amending ordinance for levying Laid over and Pub. 109 

Water Rates, on amending ordinance for levying. Con. in 153 

Water Tax, on resolution concerning payment of ...Con. in 74 

Water tax, on ordinance concerning abatement of Con. in 74 

Watering troughs, on order concerning tax on. Laid over and Pub. 112 

Watering troughs, on order concerning tax on Con. in 153 

Wells & French Co., on petition concerning shed Con. in 508 



COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

Bids for lighting certain sts., on resolution concerning , Con. in 221 

Bids for lighting certain sts. with other than gas, on Laid over and Pub. 450 

Bids for lighting certain sts. with other than gas, on Con. in 482 

Buffalo Gas Co., on proposal of . .. Con. in 221 

Buffalo Petroleum Gas Light Co., on proposition of Deferred 149 

Gas on Aberdeen St., on petition for Con. in 59 

Gas on Bunker st., on petition for .Con. in 57 

Gas on Eleventh St., on petition for Con. in 58 

Gas on Finnell St., on order for Con. in 57 

Gas on Fourteenth st., from Ashland av. to Wood st., on petition for Con. in 453 

Gas on Frank St., on order for... Con. in 58 

Gas on Goose Island, on petition for Con. in 59 

Gas on Hickory St., from Main st. to Deering St., on order for Con. in 453 

Gas on Orchard St., on order for Con. in 453 

Gas on Ruble St., on petition for D. P. W. 453 

Gas on Wesson st., from Chicago a v. to Division st., on order for Con. in 59 

Gas Inspector, on resolution concerning .Con. in 57 

Gas Inspector, on report of Con. in and Pub. 58 

Gas Inspector, on report of- Con. in 150 

Giroux, B., on petition concerning st. signs Con. in 150 

Lamps on Delaware pi., from Dearborn av. to State St., on order for Con. in 453 

Lamps on Delaware st., from State st. to Pine st.,on order for Con. in 453 

Lamps on Iglehart pi., on order for , .Con. in 58 

Lamps in Jefferson Park, on order for Con. in 59 

Lamps on North av., from river to Western av., on resolution for D. P. W. 453 

Lamps on Racine av., from Webster av. to Fullerton av., on order for. Con. in 57 

Lamps on Racine av., from Clybourn av. to Fullerton av., on order for ..Con. in 59 

Lamps on streets where no gas, on ordinance concerning Con. in 450 

Lamps in Thirteenth Ward, on petition for .; Con. in 57 

Lamps on Twenty-first st., from Butler st. to Wentworthav., on petition for Con. in 150 

Lamps on Twenty. fourth St., on petition for Con. in 57 



INDEX. XIII 

PAGE. 

Lighting certain sts. with oil, ou resolution concerning Deterred 150 

Oil lamps on Larrabee St., from Websterav. to Fullerton av., on order for Filed 59 

Oil lamps on Orchard St., on resolution for Con. in 450 

Oil lamps on Sullivan st„ on resolution for Con. in 450 

Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co., on communication concerning.price of gas.. Deferred and Pub. 57 

Street lamp signs on order for repair of Deferred 57 

Street lamps, on communication concerning lighting, cleaning, etc., of Laid over 66 

Street lamps, on communication concerning lighting, cleaning, etc., of Con. in 95 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

Archer av. Bridge, on petition for widening draw of Con. in 454 

Bridge at Fourteenth St., on resolution concerning cost of Deferred 150 

Bridge at Fourteenth St., on resolution concerning cost of Con. in 220 

Bridge at Jackson St., on resolution concerning cost of . Deferred 150 

Bridge at Jackson St., on resolution concerning cost of Con. in 221 

Bridge at "Washington St., on petition for Deferred 150 

Bridge at. Washington St., on petition for ..Con. in 220 

Bridge tenders, on communication concerning wages of ... Con. in 150 

Bridges over canal, on petition concerning grade at .'. Con. in 516 

Bridge tenders, on communication concerning wages of Con. in 150 

Burdick, W. R., on petition for compensation .Con. in 516 

Chicago river, on communication concerning survey of Con. in 150 

Dredge for city, on resolution concerning cost of Con. in 150 

Dredging, on report concerning Deferred 220 

Dredging, on repi rt concerning Laid over 271 

Dredging, on report concerning Filed 399 

Dredging, on order concerning Con. in 454 

Dredging in south fork of south branch of river Con. in 516 

Eighteenth st. bridge, on ordinance for raising Laid over and Pub. 420 

Eighteenth st. bridge, on ordinance for raising Laid over 439 

Eighteenth st. bridge, on ordinance for raising ..Con. in 458 

Safeguards at bridges, on order concerning Con. in 545 

Steam bridge at Lake st., on petition for Laid over and Pub. 454 

Steam bridge at Lake St., on petition for Con. in 499 

Viaducts, on resolution concerning specifications for Con. in 454 

Whistling of tugs on river, on resolution concerning Deferred 150 

Whistling of tugs on river, on resolution concerning Con. m 220 

Widening river, bet. Adams and Van Buren, on ordinance for Con. in 454 



COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

Children in factories, on ordinance concerning employment of Filed 179 

Cigar factory on Milwaukee av., on complaint against Con. in 75 

Factories and workshops, on amending ordinance concerning Deferred and Pub. 144 

Factories and workshops, on amending ordinance concerning Con. in 156 

Garbage and ashes, on order for removal of .... ...Con. in 455 

Health Department, on report concerning estimates for Filed 305 

Literature on private diseases, on ordinance concerning .Laid over and Pub, 305 

Literature on private diseases, on ordinance concerning Con. in 399 

Orphan Asylum, on order concerning cost of „Con. in 305 

Pound in North Division, on petition for removal of Con. in 75 

Pound limits in West Division, on petition for extension of Con. in 75 

Public water-closets, on order for Filed 454 

Registration of children in factories, on ordinance concerning , Con. in 305 

Small pox, on petition concerning Con. in 455 

Vaccination, on ordinance concerning Law Dep. 422 



XIV INDEX. 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

PAGE. 

Butter, on petition concerning adulterated Con. in 293 

Barbed wire fences, on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 54 

Barbed wire fences, on ordinance concerning Deferred 65 

Barbed wire fences, on ordinance concerning Con. in 76 

Barbed wire fences, on ordinance concerning removal of Laid over and Pub. 107 

Barbed wire fences, on ordinance concerning removal of. Con. in 267 

Bills against city, on resolution concerning .• Con. in 211 

Building Department, on revision of ordinance concerning Con. in 267 

City employes, on ordinance concerning subscriptions from Con. in 212 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on communication concerning Pub. and Law Dep. 211 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., on repealing ordinance concerning. . . Pub. and Deferred 234 
Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on report concerning injunction 

of by Laid over and Pub. 420 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on report concerning injunction of by Laid over 443 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on report concerning injunction by .Filed 499 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on resolution concerning injunc- 
tion by Laid over and Pub. 422 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on resolution concerning injunction by Piled 439 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on petition concerning telegraph cable Pub. 464 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., on petition concerning telegraph cable Con. in 482 

Comptroller to attend tax sales, on authorizing Filed 211 

Concealed weapons, on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 54 

Concealed weapons, on ordinance concerning Con. in 64 

Courtney, Thos. E., on claim of Deferred 106 

Courtney, Thos. E., on claim of. Con. in 152 

Coyle, Alice, on petition for damages Con. in 265 

De" Tantonnat, on petition concerning urinals Con. in 54 

Disabled policemen and firemen, on resolution concerning Deferred 54 

Disabled policemen and firemen, on resolution concerning Con. in 65 

Giroux, B.,on petition for compensation Con. in 106 

Hours of labor, on order concerning Con. in 106 

Improvement of Cly bourn ave., from Racine ave. toFullerton ave., on petition con- 
cerning assessment for Con. in 265 

Improvement of Desplaines St., on communication concerning Laid over and Pub. 265 

Improvement of Desplaines St., on communication concerning ....Filed 399 

Improvement of Division st., from Clark st. to Lake Shore drive, on Con. in 53 

Improvement of Lincoln St., from Lake st. to Chicago av., on petition concerning Con. in 106 

Insurance brokers, on ordinance concerning Con. in 66 

Judges of Election of Seventh Precinct, Fourteenth Ward, on order concerning Con. in 54 

Lake front, on ordinances for sale of Con. in 278 

Land adjoining Vernon Park, on order for estimate of cost of Con. in 265 

Lomax, John, on petition for compensation Con. in 106 

Maloney, Thos., on petition for refunding money Con. in 54 

Market on blocks, School Section Addition, on matter concerning Con. in 67 

Mathias, H., on claim of Con. in 54 

Mineral oils, on ordinance concerning inspection of Deferred and Pub. 53 

Mineral oils, on ordinance concerning inspection of Con. in 64 

Moran, Patrick, on petition for damages Con. in 265 

Mulloy, M., on petition concerning quit claim deed Con. in 326 

Opening Dearborn St., from Jackson st. to Fourteenth St., on repealing ordinance for. . Con. in 72 

Opening Seymour St., Artesian av. and Maplewood av S. & A., W. D. 53 

Public Library, on resolution concerning act for — Con. in 395 

Re-districting city, on resolution concerning . Laid over and Pub. 212 

Re-districting city, on resolution concerning Laid over 271 

Re-districting city, on resolution concerning Filed 499 

Removal of dirt on streets, on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 67 

Removal of dirt on streets, on ordinance concern ing Con. in 95 

Removal of dirt on streets, on ordinance concerning Con. in 105 

Revision of ordinances on Filed 603 

Smith , Sidney, on bill for legal services Con. in 500 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of Laid over and Pub. 107 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of. Deferred 129 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of Deferred 172 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of Recommitted 189 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of. Pub. and Deferred 212 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of. Postponed 259 

Smoke, on ordinance concerning consumption of . , . . Filed 604 

Stauber-McGrath election case, on ... .Laid over 324 

Stauber-McGrath election case, on Con. in 388 

Stands for vehicles, on ordinance regulating Deferred 67 

Stands for vehicles, on ordinance regulating Con. in 95 

Telegraph, on amending "Revised Ordinances" concerning ..Laid over and Pub. 599 

Tully, T., on petition for relief Con. in 53 

Tunison, John, on claim for services Con. in 54 

Vacation of Fulton St., on petition for Con. in 107 

Viaduct at S. Halsted St., on order for , Con. in 267 

Vieira's street guide, on order concerning Con. in 107 

Washington square, on resolution concerning appropriation. for Con. in 211 

Water tunnel, report on old Con. in 233 

Water Works, on new — Laid over 604 



INDEX. XV 



COMMITTEE ON LICENSES. 

PAGE. 

C ha put, E., on petition for rebate on license Recommitted 75 

Chaput, E.j on petition for rebate on license , Con. in 150 

Hack ordinance, on order concerning- Con. in 271 

Pool table Licenses of 1S79, on order concerning . . Con. in 220 

Saloon license on ordinance concerning Deferred and Pub. 150 

Saloon license, on ordinance concerning . Con. in 307 

Saloon license, on petition concerning rates of Deferred and Pub. 151 

Saloon license, on petition concerning rates of Laid over 221 

Saloon license, on petition concerning rates of Filed 307 

Second-hand clothing dealers, on petition concerning license of Con. in 75 

Singleman, Mrs., on order concerning saloon license of Con. in 220 

Street sprinklers, on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 220 

Street sprinklers, on ordinance concerning Filed 308 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

Market on West Randolph St., on petition concerning Filed 152 

Market on West Randolph St., on petition concerning Recommitted 164 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

Burke, M., on petition concerning haek license Con. in 450 

Furlough to policemen and firemen, on order concerning.... Con. in 220 

Kessler, W. & E., on petition for compensation Con. in 75 

Madison st. police station, on order for sale of Deferred 150 

Madison st. police station, on order for sale of Con. in 221 

Pickle, on resolution concerning removal of officer Con. in 271 

Policemen on street cars, on resolution concerning.. .Con. in 75 

Police station in West Division, on order concerning site for.... Con. in 150 

Police station in West Division, on offers for site for Deferred 213 

Police station in West Division, on offers for site for Con. in 229 

Police stations, on order concerning medical attendants at Con. in 271 

Twelfth st. police station, on order concerning sale of Con. in 75 

Strong, H. C, on petition concerning telephones = ... , Con. in 75 

Wing, Ah, et aL, on petition for remission of fine Con. in 75 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

City Hall, on report of Building Superintendent on Con. in 454 

Public Library in City Hall, on order concerning .Laid over and Pub. 500 

Public Library in City Hall, ©n order concerning. , . . Filed 516 



XVI INDEX 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

PAGE. 

Cobble stone pavement, on order concerning Deferred and Pub. 133 

Cobble stone pavement, on order concerning Filed 179 

Cobble stone pavement, on ordinance concerning... Laid over and Pub. 440 

Cobble stone pavement, on ordinance concerning Postponed 482 

Cobble stone pavement, on ordinance concerning Con. in 482 

Guards at railroad crossings, on resolution concerning ■.... Deferred 235 

Guards at railroad crossings, on resolution concerning Filed 399 

Halsted street cars, on order concerning time of running Con. in 235 

Horse railway track on S. Clark St., on ordinance re-locating... Deferred 129 

Horse railway track on S. Clark St., on ordinance re-locating Con. in 172 

Horse railway tracks on Lake and other streets, on petition for Filed 193 

Horse railway tracks on Lake st. and Milwaukee ave., on ordinance concerning 

extension of Pub. and Deferred 235 

Horse railway traeks on Ogden ave., on petition for extension of Deferred 235 

Horse railway traeks on Ogden ave., on petition for extension of Laid over and Pub. 237 

Horse railway tracks on Ogden ave., on petition for extension of Con. in 398 

Horse railways in West Division, on ordinances Laid over and Pub. 179 

Horse railway tracks on streets, on order concerning number of .Con. in. 440 

Jones & Laughlin, on petition for side track across Fulton st Laid over and Pub. 108 

Jones & Laughlin, on petition for side track across Fulton st Recommitted 122 

Jones & Laughlin, on petition for side track across Fulton st Con. in 148 

Railroad tracks across Ashland ave., on ordinance corcerning ....Con. in 18 

Railroad tracks on Hooker st., on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 499 

Railroad tracks on Hooker St., on ordinance concerning Laid over 516 

Railroad tracks on Hooker st, on ordinance concerning Laid over 603 

Railroad tracks on Snow St., on petition for Laid over and Pub. 237 

Railroad track on Snow St., on petition for.. Con. in. 277 

Removal of snow, etc., from streets, on resolution concerning Con. in 500 

Speed of railway trains, on order concerning Con. in 220 

Stewart ave., on ordinance concerning use of by P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co Laid over 153 

Stewart ave., on ordinance concerning use of by P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co Laid over 221 

Stewart ave., on ordinance concerning use of by P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co Laid over 307 

Stewart ave, on ordinance concerning use of by P., Ft. W & C. R. R. Co Judiciary 4c8 

VacatiBgSebor st. and Mather St., on ordinance Deferred and Pub. 499 

Vacating Sebor st. and Mather St., on ordinance Con. in 516 

Van Buren street viaduct, on order concerning Deferred 235 

Van Buren street viaduct, on order concerning. Filed 399 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

Appraisal of school lands Con. in 112 

Appointment of Board of Education Deferred 112 

Appointment of Board of Education. ....Con. in 122 

Appointment of Directors Public Library Deferred 176 

Appointment of Directors Public Library Con. in 195 

Appointment of J. G. Shortall Con. in 144 

Ogden school, relief of Con. in 447 

Privy vaults at school buildings Con. in 447 

School buildings, transfer of appropriation - . Con. in 112 

School site in D. S. Lee's Addition Con. in 144 

School site corner Franklin and Huron streets.. Con. in 13 

School site corner Franklin and Huron streets Deferred 144 

School site corner Franklin and Huron streets - Con. in 156 

School site on Johnson st Con. in 387 

School site corner Johnson and Wright streets Con. in 562 

School site at Lawndale e ,Oon. in 447 

School site on Wabash ave Con. in 563 

School site on Warren ave Deferred 387 

School site on Warren ave Bd. of Ed. 414 

School site on W. Twentieth st Con. in 562 

School site corner Twenty-seventh and Waller streets Con. in 65 



INDEX. XVII 

COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

PAGE. 

Bridge at Fourteenth St., on order for P. W. 172 

Cable raihvav, on ordinance concerning Pub. 304 

Cable railway, on ordinance concerning Con. in. 333 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., lay telegraph eable.. Pub. 216 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., lay telegraph cable Judiciary 282 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., pare Third ave. and Dearborn st Deferred 216 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., raise Eighteenth street bridge Deferred 306 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., raise Eighteenth street bridge Con. in 400 

Cobble stone pavement, on remonstrance against Deferred 216 

Cobble stone pavement, on remonstrance against Filed 398 

Esan ave., excavation of. . . Con. in 127 

Extend allev south to Twenty -eighth St., between Wabash are. and State st Con. in 447 

Field, Leiter & Co., excavate under alley Filed 72 

Horse railways, communication concerning Con. in 447 

Hubbs st., on" changing name of. Con. in 505 

Illinois Central Railroad Co.. viaduct on Randolph st Pub. 55 

Illinois Central Railroad Co., viaduct on Randolph st Con. in 90 

Improvement of alley between Randolph and Washington streets Con. in 216 

Improvement of Bryant ave., on remonstrance against — — Con. in 348 

Improvement of Butterfield and Twenty-ninth streets Con. in 348 

Improvement of Calhoun place Con. in 216 

Improvement of Calumet ave Deferred 349 

Im provemeu t of Calumet ave Con. in 398 

Improvement of Charles place Con. in 500 

Improvement of Congress st ....Con. in 447 

Improvement of Dearborn st — Con. in 149 

Improvement of Dearborn st Con. in 215 

Improvement of Egan ave Con. in 268 

Improvement of Forrest av. by private contract Con. in 55 

Improvement ©f Forrest av. by private contract Con. in 267 

Improvement of Forrest av., remonstrance against Con. in 349 

Improvement of Indiana av., remonstrance against Deferred 562 

Improvement of Indiana av., remonstrance against Con. in 604 

Improvement of Lake av Con. in 268 

Improvement of La Salle St., remonstrance against Con. in 55 

Improvement of Market St., on contract for Con. in 112 

Improvement of Michigan av., remonstrance against Con. in 55 

Improvement of" Michigan Avenue boulevard Finance 414 

Improvement of Monroe st Con. in 267 

Improvement of Pacific av Con in 215 

Improvement of South Park av Con. in 72 

Improvement of streets in Third Ward — Con. in 73 

Improvement of Third av.. remonstrance against ....Con. in 589 

Improvement of Third and Fourth avs., order for Con. in 127 

Improvement of Thirty-first St., remonstrance against Con. in 447 

Improvement of Thirty-second st., remonstrance against Con. in 348 

Improvement of Twenty-third, Twenty fourth and Twenty-fifth sts Con. in 561 

Improvement of Twenty.sixth St., remonstrance against , Con. in 414 

Improvement of Twenty-eighth St., remonstrance against Con. in 561 

Improvement of certain streets Con. in 348 

Improvement of Wentworth av., by private contract Con. in 73 

Mandel Bros., bridge over alley Con. in 505 

Opening alley from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st Con. in 348 

Opening alley Forsyth's Second Addition Con. in 267 

Opening alley Forsyth's Second Addition, remonstrance against Con. in 561 

Opening alley in Alethean Addition Con. in 267 

Opening Fourteenth St., order for Pub. 149 

Opening Irving place Con. in 217 

Opening S. La Salle st Pub. 562 

Opening Madison and Washington sts. through Lake park Filed 589 

Opening street between Langley and Cottage Grove avs Deferred 589 

Opening street between Langley and Cottage Grove avs Recommitted 604 

Planking Stewart av Con. in 127 

Repair Washington Street tunnel Con. in 55 

Springer, F. W., connect with sewer in Indiana av Con. in 72 

Sewer on Thirty- third St.. Con. in 55 

Sidewalks in South Division, north of Harrison st Pub. 306 

Sidewalks in South Division, north of Harrison st . Con. in 352 

Sidewalk on Douglas av Con. in 73 

Sidewalk on Wabash av Con. in 112 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av Con. in 73 

Street ends, removal of obstructions from.. Con. in 217 

Street improvements, on sund ry Con. in 284 

Street improvements, on sundry Con. in 268 

Street venders, removal of Con. in 149 

Streets in South Division, condition of Con. in 348 

Telegraph poles, on petitions to erect Pub. 213 

Telegraph poles, on petitions to erect Lost and Reconsidered 271 

Tobey & Booth, bridge Grove st Con. in 205 

U.S. Elevated Railway on Dearborn park Con. in 315 



XVIII 



INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Vacation of allev, block 13, South Branch Addition Con. in 73 

Vacation of alley, lot 1, block 1, Geo. Smith's Addition . Deferred 112 

Vacation of alley, lot 1, block 1, Geo. Smith's Addition Con. m 172 

Vacation of Lake av., in Walker Bro's Addition Con. in 55 

Vacation of La Salle st Pub. 600 

Viaduct on Randolph st Laid over 65 

Viaduct on Randolph st Con. in 90 

Waiting station foot of Thirty-third st , Con. in 447 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, NORTH DIVISION. 



Bathing places, ordinance concerning. Deferred 

Bathing places, ordinance concerning .Pub. 

Bathing places, ordinance concerning. , Con. in 

Boulevard s in North Division , Pub. 

Boulevards in North Division Con. in 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning Pub. 

Chicago & Milwaukee Telegraph Co., ordinance concerning : Con. in 

Church St., on changing name of to Hudson av Con. in 

Church St., on changing name of to Hudson av. Con. in 

Filling ground west of Lake Shore drive Con. in 

Grade on North Park av., Belden av. and Fullerton av... Con. in 

Hack stand at Wells street depot . . Pub. 

Hack stand at Wells street depot , . Filed 

Hack stand at Weils street depot « Filed 

Improvement of certain streets with stone. ... Con.' 

Improvement of alley, block 9, Wolcott's Addition. Con. 

Improvement of alley between Pine and St. Clair, Erie and Ontario sts., by private 

contract , Con. 

Improvement of Cass st : Con. 

Improvement of Division st. Con. 

Improvement of Erie st., by private contract ....Con. 

Improvement of Erie st. s remonstrance against Con. 

Improvement of Erie St., remonstrance against ...Con. 

Improvement of Erie St., estimate of cost Con. 

Improvement of Erie St., ordinance for ....... Con. 

Improvement of Franklin st. , Con. 

Improvement of Huron st — Con. 

Improvement of Huron St., remonstrance against Con. 

Improvement of La Salle st., by private contract Con. 

Improvement of Lincoln av., by private contract . . Con. 

Improvement of North av... .. . .'. . Con. 

Improvement of North av Con. 

Improvement of Oak St.. Con. 

Improvement of Ontario st. Con. 

Improvement of Pine st., remonstrance against Con. 

Improvement of Rush St., by private contract — Con. 

Improvement of Schiller St., remonstrance against Con. 

Improvement of Sigel st., remonstrance against. Con. 

Improvement of Superior st. ..Con. 

Improvement of Superior st , Con. 

Improvement of Superior St., remonstrance against Con. 

Improvement of Wesson st. Con. 

Improvement of Wesson st., by private contract.. Con. 

Improvement of Whiting st., remonstrance against Con. 

Milton av., on bill for paving . — Con. 

Obstructions on Huron St., removal of Deferred 

Obstructions on Huron St., removal of Con. 

Opening alley, between Larrabee and Wesson sts Con. 

Opening Church st ..Deferred 

Opening Church st. Filed 

Opening Maple st Con. in 

Pine st., on changing name of part of — Con. in 

Railroad track on Illinois st. Pub. 

Railroad track on Illinois St.... : Recommitted 

Railroad track on Illinois st Deferred 

Railroad track on Illinois st 

Sidewalk space on Astor St.... P. W. 

Sidewalk space on Astor st.. Con. in 

Sidewalk space on Erie st Con. in 

Sidewalk space on N. Franklin st , . Con. in 

Sidewalk space on Grant st Con. in 

Sidewalk on Division st Con. in 



75 

99 
110 
574 
604 
219 
308 
219 
270 
218 

56 
219 
271 
399 
449 
137 



n 143 

n 448 

n 270 

n 143 

n 143 

n 213 

n 218 

n 218 

n 350 

n 448 

n 448 

n 563 

n 218 

n 55 

n 270 

447 

56 

270 

136 

448 

448 



447 
448 
136 
219 
270 
448 
219 
308 
270 
457 
499 
270 
65 
136 
172 
219 

219 
270 
218 
270 
270 
270 



INDEX. XIX 

PAGE. 

Sidewalk on Fiillerton av Oon. in 143 

Sewer on Division st Oon. in 270 

Vacating alley, block 86, C. T. Snb. Sec. 33 Pub. 143 

Vacating alley, block 35, C. T. Snb. Sec 33 Filed 183 

Viaduct on NL State St., cost of repairing Con. in 448 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Assessment for paving W. Lake st Deferred 297 

Assessment for paving W. Lake st Con. in 307 

Baker Bros., lay track on W. Taylor st .Con. in 149 

Barry Point road, changing name of Con. in 129 

Bridge at Fourteenth st P. W. 172 

Bridge and tunnel at Fourteenth St., cost of Filed 450 

Catch basins on Fox pi., Ellen and Wood sts Con. in 28 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., ordinance concerning Pub. 260 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., ordinance concerning Con. in 282 

Cleaning Canalport av Con. in 500 

Cobble stone pavement, order for Pub. 269 

Cobble stone pavement, order for Filed 399 

Dolan, M., petition of Con. in 28 

Extension of W. Indiana St., remonstrance against Con. in 217 

Fence on end of Taylor St., petition for Con. in 268 

Gas pipe across Wilson st , Con. in 481 

Grade Toiman st,, order to ..Con. in 218 

Grade around block 9, Sampson & Green's Addition Con. in 500 

Horse railways, on resolution concerning ordinance for Deferred 149 

Horse railways, on resolution concerning ordinance for Filed 221 

Improvement of sundry streets Deferred 297 

Improvement of Aberdeen st Recommitted 307 

Improvement of Ada st Recommitted 27 

Improvement of Ada st., remonstrance against Con. in 56 

Improvement of Ada st Con. in 127 

Improvement of Adams St., by private contract Deferred 449 

Improvement of Adams St., by private contract Filed 498 

Improvement of alleys, blocks 22 and 29, section 17 Con. in 27 

Improvement of alley s, blocks 22 and 29, section 17, remonstrance against Con. in 449 

Improvement of Canal st Con. in 307 

Improvement of Centre av Con . in 308 

Improvement of Centre av Con. in 349 

Improvement of N. Centre av.— Rucker st Con. in 516 

Improvement of Chicago av Con. in 308 

Improvement of Desplaines st Deferred 59- 

Improvement of Desplaines st Recommitted 64 

Improvement of Desplaines st Deferred 128 

Improvement of Desplaines st Con. in 172 

Improvement of Desplaines St., remonstrance against ....Con. in 448 

Improvement of Division st Deferred 217 

Improvement of W. Eighteenth st Con. in 307 

Improvement of W. Eighteenth st Con. in 450 

Improvement of Elizabeth st Con. in 27 

Improvement of Elizabeth st., remonstrance against , ........Con. in 56 

Improvement of Elizabeth St., remonstrance against Filed 128 

Improvement of Elizabeth St., repeal of. P. W. 217 

Improvement of W. Erie st Con. in 350 

Improvement of Foster st Con. in 500 

Improvement of W. Harrison st Con. in 308 

Improvement of Harrison St., remonstrance against ,. ..Con. in 449 

Improvement of Hastings St., remonstrance against Con. in 27 

Improvement of Honore St., remonstrance against Con. in 127 

Improvement of Hoyne av ; Con. in 435 

Improvement of Indiana st Con. in 218 

Improvement of Indiana st Con. in 307 

Improvement of Jefferson St., by private contract Deferred 27 

Improvement of Jefferson St., by private contract Filed 64 

Improvement of W. Lake st Con. in 57 

Improvement of W. Lake st Con. in 307 

Improvement of Loomis St., by private contract Deferred 28 

Improvement of Loomis St., by private contract Filed 64 

Improvement of Loomis st Con. in 218 

Improvement of Loomis st Con. in 449 

Improvement of W. Madison St., postponement of Con. in 27 

Improvement of W. Madison st Con. in 57 



XX INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Improvement of Maxwell st Con. in 349 

Improvement of Maxwell St., remonstrance against Con. in 448 

Improvement of N. May st Con. in 28 

Improvement of Monroe st Con. in 27 

Improvement of Monroe St., remonstrance against Con. in 349 

Improvement of Monroe st Con. in 349 

Improvement of Morgan st Con. in 349 

Improvement of Morgan st Con. in 516 

Improvement of Nineteenth st Con. in 349 

Improvement of Noble St., remonstrance against : Con. in 28 

Improvement of Noble st., repealing .Deferred 217 

Improvement of Noble St., repealing Con. in 308 

Improvement of Noble st Con. in 500 

improvement of Noble st. and North av Con. in 216 

Improvement of North av Con. in 349 

Improvement of Ogden av Con. in 149 

Improvement of Ohio st Con. in 308 

Improvement of Park av Con. in 218 

Improvement of Park av Con. in 449 

Improvement of Paulina st., repeal of Con. in 27 

Improvement of Polk st — Con. in 28 

Improvement of Polk st Con. in 349 

Improvement of Randolph St., by private contract Deferred 27 

Improvement of Randolph St., by private contract ...Filed 64 

Improvement of Randolph st Con. in 149 

Improvement of Robey st Con. in 129 

Improvement of Sangamon st Con. in 500 

Improvement of Taylor st Con. in 307 

Improvement of Taylor st Con. in 500 

Improvement of Throop st., remonstrance against , Con. in 27 

Improvement of Twenty-first st., remonstrance against '. Deferred 149 

Improvement of Twenty-first st., remonstrance against Con. in 221 

Improvement of Twenty. first St., repeal of.. Deferred 349 

Improvement of Twenty-first st., repeal of Con. in 439 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st , Con. in 128 

Improvement of Union st., repeal of. — Deferred 27 

Improvement of Union st., repeal of. Deferred 64 

Improvement of Union St., repeal of. ..' Filed 99 

Improvement of Union St., remonstrance against Deferred 307 

Improvement of Union St., remonstrance against Con. in 349 

Improvement of Van Buren st Con. in 128 

Improvement of Warren av., petition for , Con. in 269 

Improvement of Warren av Con. in 307 

Improvement of Washington st Con. in 218 

Improvement of Western av., remonstrance against Deferred 297 

Improvement of Western av., remonstrance against Recommitted 307 

Improvement of Western av., remonstrance against Con. in 500 

Improvement of Western av Con. in 500 

Improvement of Wood St., remonstrance against Deferred 298 

Improvement of Wood st., remonstrance against , Con. in 307 

Lumber yard, corner Union and Twenty-second sts Con. in 449 

Lumber vard, corner Union and Twenty-second sts Con. in 498 

Narrowing W. Twelfth st Con. in 449 

Norton & Co., petition for quit claim deed Deferred 449 

Norton & Co., petition for quit claim deed Jud. 482 

Oil lamps at railroad crossings.. Con. in 218 

Opening alley, east of Rockwell st Con. in 27 

Opening Artesian av., Maplewood av. and Seymour St., on repeal of ordinances Deferred 129 

Opening Artesian av., Maplewood av. and Seymour St., on repeal of ordinances Lost 193 

Opening California av Con. in 449 

Open ing California av Con. in 500 

Opening Fourteenth St., to river Deferred 129 

Opening Hinman st Con. in 28 

Opening Hinman st Con. in 217 

Opening Hinman st Con. in 349 

Opening Idaho st . Con. in 218 

Opening Jackson st Con . in 136 

Opening Rockwell st Con. in 269 

Opening Twentieth st Con. in 28 

Opening Union st. Con. in 515 

Opening Ward ct. .... . Con. in 127 

Private contracts for improvements Deferred 56 

Private contracts for improvements Filed 64 

Railroad ordinances in hands of committees... Deferred 149 

Railroad tracks between Harrison and Twelfth sts Pub. 213 

Railroad tracks between Harrison and Twelfth sts Con. in 282 

Railroad tracks on Jackson st ..„,. Con. in 217 

Railroad tracks on Jackson st Con. in 450 

Repair approach to Canal st. viaduct Con. in 128 

Sewer in Congress st Con. in 127 

Sewer in Lake st Con. in 448 

Sewer in Leavitt st Con. in 129 



INDEX. XXI 

PAGE. 

Sewer in Leavit t st Con, in 500 

Sewer in Lincoln st Con. in 28 

Sewer in Milwaukee av Con. in 127 

Sewer in Morgan st ....Con. in 28 

Sewer in Page st Con. in 129 

Sewer in Robev st Con. in 448 

Sewers in Sixth Ward Con. in 127 

Sewer in Union pi Con. in 2G9 

Sewer in Van Horn st Con. in 269 

Sewer in Washington st Con. in 448 

Sewer in Wilmot av Con. in 28 

Sidewalk ordinance, on amending Con. in 217 

Sidewalk on California av Con. in 136 

Sidewalk on Carroll av P. W. 217 

n 28 
n 28 
n 127 
n 28 
n 269 
n 448 
n 129 
n 57 
n 449 
n 269 
n 217 
n 450 
n 56 
n 129 
n 149 



Sidewalk on Cortland t st Con. 

Sidewalk on Elk Grove st Con. 

Sidewalk on Kedzie av Con. 

Sidewalk on Lincoln st Con. 

Sidewalk on Polk and Robev sts Con. 

Sidewalk space on Sholto st Con. 

Sidewalk on Sloan st .Con. 

Sidewalk on Wright and Johnson sts Con. 

Smith st., changing name of = Con. 

Streets in West Division needing improvement Con. 

Telegraph poles on W. Jackson st., removal of Con. 

Telegraph poles on Morgan st Con. 

Union park, driveway through Con. 

Union park, removal of posts at entrances . Con. 

Vacation of allev in Sixth Ward' Con. 

Vacation of alley, block 1, Waller's Sub Deferred 127 



n 172 
n 269 
n 511 
n 516 



n 217 



Vacation of alley, block 1, Waller's Sub.. Con. 

Vacation of streets and alleys in Douglas Park Add Con. 

Vacation of alley adjoining Walsh school Con. 

Vacation of end of Crittenden st Con. 

Vacation of Depuyster st Con. 

Vacation of Depuyster st Con. 

Vacation of part of Fulton st Pub. and Jud. 19 

Vacation of end of Jackson st Deferred 128 

Viaduct on W. Polk st Con. in 450 

Viaduct on Sangamon st Con. in 57 

Viaduct on Sangamon St., approaches to Filed 216 

Viaduct on Sangamon St., approaches to.... Con. in 268 

Water on Armitage road F. & W. 128 

Water on Taylor st Con. in 449 

Widening Fairfield av Con. in 450 

Widening roadway on Ogdenav. Con. in 269 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Burns, J. W., for lease of Lake park Con. in 75 

City property, order for sale of Con. in 450 

Parade ground on Lake park Pub. 137 

Parade ground on Lake park Recommitted 178 

Parade ground on Lake park ....Con. in 450 

Re-subdivision of block 1, S. S. Addition Con. in 90 

Roads through school lands in towns of Jefferson and Calumet Con. in 90 

Straighten river east of Rush st Con. in 137 



COMPTROLLER. 

Bids for lighting streets with oil G. L. 177 

Bids for lighting streets with oil Pub. and G. L. 257 

Bids for lot Madison and Aberdeen sts F. and W. 135 

Engine house site, cor. Madison and Aberdeen sts Filed 223 

Engine house site, cor. Madison and Aberdeen sts F. and W. 256 



XXII INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Engine house site, North av. and Milwaukee av F. and W. 304 

Estimates for 1881 Pub. and Fin. 352 

Gas Co. s acceptance of appropriation Filed 603 

Lamps, price to be paid for lighting Finance 118 

Party wall, order for P. W. 561 

Police station, W. D Police 177 

Rebate on taxes Filed 436 

Report for April Pub. and Filed 25 

Report for May Filed 93 

Report for June : Pub. and Filed 98 

Report for July Pub. and Filed 117 

Report for August .Filed 139 

Report for September Pub. and Filed 176 

Report for October Pub. and Filed 223 

Report for November Pub. and Filed 258 

Report for December Pub. and Filed 375 

Report for January Pub. and Filed 436 

Report for February Pub. and Filed 468 

Report for March . Pub. and Filed 561 

Saloon licenses, rebates on Filed 79 

School site, corner Franklin and Huron sts.. Schools 71 

Smith, Sidney, bill of in Gage case Finance 259 

Special assessment warrants ., Pub. and Select 188 

Tax sales, authorizing him to attend... Judiciary 155 

Tax sale certificates Pub. 177 

Taxes for current year '. Filed 578 



COUNCIL. 



Standing Committees Select 1 

Standing Committees Adopted 19 

Select committees on rules - 13 



COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

Regular, May 10, 1880 1 

Regular, May 17, 1880 15 

Regular, May 24, 1880 23 

Regular, May 31, 1880 31 

Adjourned, June 3, 1880 35 

Regular, June 7, 1880 37 

Adjourned, June 11, 1880 39 

Regular, June 14, 1880....... 47 

Regular, June 21, 1880 63 

Regular, June 28, 1880 71 

Regular, July 5, 1880 , 77 

Regular, July 12, 1880 79 

Regular, July 19, 1880 93 

Regular, July 26, 1880 , . 97 

Regular, August 2, 1880 105 

Regular, August 9, 1880 115 

Adjourned, August 12, 1880. 121 

Regular, August 23, 1880 125 

Regular, August 30, 1880 131 

Regular, September 6, 1880 139 

Special, September 10, 1880 147 

Regular, September 13, 1880 ■. 155 

Regular, September 20. 1880 159 

Regular, September 27, 1880 167 

Regular, October 4, 1880 . 175 

Regular, October 11, 1880. . . 185 

Regular, October 18, 1880 191 

Regular, October 25, 1880 - 197 

Regular, November 1, 1880 203 

Regular, November 8, 1880 205 



INDEX. XXIII 

PAGE, 

Special, November 12, 1SS0 215 

Regular, November 15, 18S0 223 

Regular, November 22, 1880 231 

Regular, November 29, isso 241 

Regular, December;"), 1SS0 247 

Special, December 9, L880 263 

Regular, December 1°>, 18S0 273 

Regular, Decern tier 20, 1SS0 281 

Regular, Decembers, isso 291 

Regular, Janua . y 3, 1SS1 299 

Adjourned, January 5, 1SS1 — 311 

Adjourned, January 7, 1881 313 

Regular, January 10, 1881 315 

Adjourned, Januarv 12, 1881 327 

Regular, January 17, 1881 331 

Adiourned, January 20, 1881 335 

Regular, January 24, 18S1 339 

Adjourned, January 26, 1881 379 

Adjourned, January 28. 1881 „ 381 

Regular, January 31, 1881 3&3 

Adjourned, February 2, 1881 391 

Regular, February 7, 1881 395 

Adiourned, February 9, 18S1 403 

Adiourned, Fe bruarV 11, 1S81 405 

Regular, February 14, 1881 407 

Adjourned, February 16, 1881 415 

Adjourned, February IS, 1881 417 

Regular, February 21, 1881 419 

Regular, February 28, 1881 435 

Adiourned, March 2, 1881 , 443 

Adiourned, March 4, 1881 453 

Regular, March 7, 1881 457 

Adiourned, March 9, 1881 461 

Adjourned, March 11, 1881 467 

Regular, March 14, 1881 , 479 

Adjourned, March 16, 1881 485 

Adjourned, March 18, 1881 489 

Adjourned. March 19, 1881 493 

Regular, March 21, 1881 497 

Adiourned, March 23, 1881 503 

Adjourned, March 24, 1881 507 

Regular, March 28, 1881 511 

Special, March 30, 1881 529 

Adjourned , March 31, 1881 , 533 

Regular, April 4, 1881 542 

Regular, April 11, 1881 547 

Ad journed, April 13, 1881 565 

Adjourned, April 15, 1881 567 

Regular, April 18, 1881 569 

Special, April 22, 1881 , ... 573 

Regular, April 25, 1881 577 

Adjourned, April 29,1881 591 

Regular, May 2, 1881 599 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., report concerning Pub. and Deferred 233 

Extension of W. Indiana St., report concerning ordinance for Filed 259 

Gage, D. A., report covering order concerning suit against Pub. and Filed 323 

Improvement of Loemis St., opinion concerning ordinance for. Pu b. 480 

Improvement of Ohio st. and Ontario St., report concerning Filed 304 

Literature on private diseases, ordinance concerning distribution of. H. and C. R. 277 

Narrowing W. Twelfth st., opinion on .Filed 604 

Opening California av.,on proceedings for Filed 604 

Opening Irving pi., opinion concerning ordinance for Laid over and Pub. 238 

Opening Irving pi., on petition for repealing ordinance for Filed 398 

Pound limits in West Division, ordinance extending Filed 84 

Pound limits in West Division, report on petition for extending Filed 84 



XXIV INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Railroad tracks east of Canal st., report on ordinance concerning Laid over and Pub. 232 

Railroad tracks across Jackson St., report on right of P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. 

Co. to lay Laid over and Pub. 277 

Railroad tracks across Jackson st., report concerning S. and A. W. D. 399 

Railroad track on Snow St., report covering ordinance for Filed 277 

Second-hand clothing dealers, ordinance concerning Con. in 83 

Siebel, J. E., opinion concerning claim of. Finance 15 

Stauber-McGrath election case, on order concerning .« Elections 461 

Vacating Twelfth st., from Ashland av. to Ogdenav., opinion on petition for... Laid over & Pub. 512 

Vacation of Depuyster St., report concerning Pub. & S. & A., W. D. 238. 

Vaccination, opinion concerning. Laid over and Pub. 463 

Water furnished to outside parties, opinion concerning Pub. and Filed 588 

Water Fund for new Water Works, opinion concerning use of Pub. and Judiciary 171 

Widening California av., concerning ordinance for Laid over and Pub. 512 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Aldermen interested in city contracts, on resolution concerning Pub. and Filed 303 

Bridge over canal at Post st., bids for constructing -. Filed 93 

Bridge and tunnel at Fourteenth st., estimate of cost of. ..S. & A. W. D. 273 

Bridge over Ogden's slip, report concerning draw of. Recommitted 480 

Bridge over Ogden's slip, report concerning draw of Laid over 497 

Bridges at Dearborn st. and Jackson St., report covering cost of Laid over and Pub. 296 

Bridges at Dearb©rn st. and Jackson st., report covering cost of, Filed 399 

City Hall, report concerning brick contract for P. B. 297 

City Hall, report concerning condition of. Filed 480 

City Hall, ©n appropriation for work on Laid over 511 

Cobble stone pavement, report concerning .. . . Laid over 155 

Cobble stone pavement, report concerning .S. & A. W. D. 220 

Dredging, concerning bid for Finance 83 

Dredging, concerning appropriation for Finance 255 

Improving Ada st., on petition for repeal of ordinance for S. & A. W. D. 83 

Improving Blue Island av., concerning assessment for Judiciary 512 

Improving Bryan pi., report concerning Judiciary 224 

Improving Desplaines st., report concerning ,..: Judiciary 224 

Improving Elizabeth st.,on petition for repeal of ordinance for S. & A. W. D". 83 

Improving Loomis st., report concerning ordinance for Filed 480 

Improving Washington St., from Canal st. to Halsted St., on petition for.. Pub. & S. & A. W.D. 25 

Jackson St., W., report covering resolution concerning S. & A. W. D. 177 

Lake tunnel, report concerning pumping out Pub. and Filed 296 

Kincade, Jas., report on claim of Laid over 561 

Kincade, Jas., report on claim of. Filed 588 

Railroad tracks on Jackson St., on order concerning additional ..LawDep. 255 

Raising manholes, concerning appropriations for. Laid over 497 

Sangamon Street viaduct, on Carroll av., report on cost of. Laid over 296 

Sangamon Street viaduct, on Carroll av., report on cost of Filed 399 

Sewer on Lake st., from Canal st. to Union St., concerning Filed 588 

Sewerage pipe, communication concerning Judiciary 588 

Sidewalk system, communication concerning Pub. and Judiciary 224 

Sidewalks in South Division north of Harrison St., on condition of S. & A., S. D. 296 

Straightening river between Twelfth st. and Fifteenth St., communication con- 
cerning Deferred and Pub. 134 

Straightening river between Twelfth st. and Fifteenth St., report on cost for Judiciary 178 

Street cleaning, concerning bids for, ...Filed 588 

Streets and alleys in South Division, on condition of .Pub. & S. & A., S. D. 247 

Streets needing improvement, list of Pub. & 3 Div. 227 

Telegraph poles in South Division S. & A., S. D. 156 

Telegraph poles, on application for Pub. & F. & W. 162 

Telegraph poles on Stewart av., Madison st. and Wabash av., application for F. & W. 187 

Viaducts on Canal st. and Halsted st . , report on condition of Filed 187 

Viaduct at Centre av., on cost of Laid over and Pub. 255 

Viaduct at Centre av., on cost of Filed 399 

Viaduct at intersection of Chicago av. and Halsted St., on cost of Laid over and Pub. 316 

Viaduct at N. State St., report on cost of repairing. .S. & A., N. D. 255 

Viaduct at Twelfth St., on cost of Laid over and Pub. 316 

Viaducts at certain streets, on order concerning cost of work on Laid over 511 

Water Office, communication concerning books in.. , , Filed 514 

Water pipes and sewers corner of Douglas av. and Lincoln St., concerning ex- 
tension of Schools 43 

Water pipes and drains on Division st. and Elizabeth st., concerning contract for Con. in 155 

Widening river between Adams st. and Van Buren St., oncost of Filed 255 



INDEX. XXV 



DIRECTORS PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

PAGE. 

Annual report Pub. and Finance 47 



ELECTIONS. 
City officers elected April 5, 1881, abstract of votes cast for.. » 591 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENT. 



LAMP POSTS. 



Ada St., from Lake st. to Fulton st .Approved 63 

Brown St., from Fourteenth, st. to C, B. & Q. R. R. tracks Approved 603 

Burton pi., from Clark st. to Dearborn av Approved 228 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st., a distance south Approved 26 

Congress St., from Ogden av. to Robey st ' .Approved 228 

Delaware pi., from Dearborn av. to State st Approved 263 

Desplaines st., from Adams st. to Marble pi Approved 127 

Eleventh st., from Blue Island av. to May st Approved 560 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Carroll av Approved 228 

Elizabeth St., from Randolph st. to Lake st.. Approved 163 

Fifteenth St., from Blue Island av . to Ashland av . . Approved 127 

Fulton st., from Canal st. to Jefferson st Approved 63 

Grove St., from Larrabee st. to Orchard st Approved 95 

Gro veland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st Approved 469 

Gurley st., from Blue Island av. to May st , Approved 560 

Henry st., from Centre av. to eastern terminus Approved 135 

Henry st., ^rom Loomis st. to Ashland av .Approved 127 

Hoyne av . , from Hubbard st. to distance north Approved 228 

Jackson St., from Halsted St. to Sangamon st Approved 63 

Jackson st., from Learitt st. to Rockwell st Approved 106 

Jackson st., from Loomis st. to Laflin st * Approved 64 

Lake Park av., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-first st .- Approved 263 

Lane pi., from Centre st. to Sophia st , „ Approved 286 

Robey st., from Adams st. to Jackson st Approved 127 

Robey St., from Madison st. to Lake St.. Approved 188 

Thirty-seventh st., from Halsted st. to Dashiel st Approved 228 

Wesson st., from Chicago av. to Division st . , Approved 170 

Wood st., from Congress st. to Harrison st ...Approved 106 



PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth st Addroved 135 

Ashland ay., from Lake st. to Milwaukee av Approved 63 

Ashland av., from Madison st. to Lake st Approved 340 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee av. to North av ,.». = .. Approved 340 



XXVI INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller st Approved 386 

Calumet av., from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first st Approved 293 

Canal st., from Lake st. to Kinzie st Approved 386 

Carpenter St., from Milwaukee av. to George st Approved 340 

Cass St., from Kinzie st. to northern terminus Approved 340 

Centre av., from Hubbard st. to Chicago a v , Approved 321 

Centre av., from Madison st. to Blue Island av Approved 437 

Center st., from Clark st. to Hudson av Approved 340 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Egan av Approved 340 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln st ..Approved 228 

Division St., from State st. to lake shore drive ...Approved 117 

Douglas av., from Michigan av. to South Park av Approved 603 

Eighteenth st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av Approved 322 

Erie st., from Ashland av. to Leavitt st Approved 63 

Forrest av.,from Thirty first st. to Douglas av Approved 117 

Grovelami Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st Approved 398 

Hanover St., from Archer av. to Twenty-ninth st Approved 321 

Harrison st., from Centre av. to Ogden av Approved 321 

Harrison St., from Ogden av. to Rockwell st , ..Approved 321 

Hill st., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st Approved 340 

Hubbard St., from Desplaines st. to Ashland av — Approved 228 

Indiana av., from Fourteenth st. to Eighteenth st Approved 588 

Indiana st., from Hoyne av. to Western av ...Approved 321 

Johnston st., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st Approved 193 

Maxwell st., from Canal st. to Halsted st Approved 398 

Michigan av., from Lake Park pi., to Twenty-sixth st Approved 603 

Michigan av., from Twenty-sixth st. to Douglas av Approved 588 

Monroe st., from Loomis st. to Ashland av Approved 135 

North av., from Milwaukee av. to north branch Chicago river. .! Approved 340 

Oak st., from Dearborn av. to lake shore drive .' Approved 340 

Ogden av.. from Madison st. to Randolph st Approved 340 

Parkav., from Western av. to P., C. & St. L. R. R. track Approved 228 

Rhodes av., from Douglas av. to University pi Approved 299 

Schiller st., from Clark st. to Sedgwick St.. . ,,. .» Approved 386 

Sedgwick st., from Lincoln av. to Sophia st Approved 386 

Sigel St., from Wells st, to Sedgwick st Approved 386 

State St., from Taylor st. to Twenty-second st Approved 386 

State st., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av Approved 386 

State st., from Twenty. second st. to Thirty-first st Approved 386 

Superior St., from Wells st. to Pine st Approved 340 

Wabash av., from Douglas ay. to Egan av Approved 321 

Warren av., from Oakley av. to P., C & St. L. R. R. track Approved 321 

Went worth av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second st — Approved 321 

Wesson St., from Chicago av. to Oak st Approved 141 

Wood st., from Lake st. to Van Buren st Approved 340 

Taylor st., from Throop st. to Ashland av Approved 399 

Thirty-first st., from Cottage Grove av. t© South Park av Approved 228 

Thirty-first st., from State st. to South Park av Approved 293 

Thirty -second st., from South Parkav. to eastern terminus Approved 321 

Thirty-second st.', from State st. to South Park av Approved 293 

Thirty-seventh st., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av Approved 63 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to South Parkav Approved 340 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Went worth av Approved 340 

Twenty-sixth St., from Wentworth av. to Halsted st Approved 340 



SIDEWALKS. 

Arch st., from Archer av. to Lyman st Approved 256 

Barber st., from Stewart av. to Halsted st..: Approved 16 

California av., from Van Buren st. to Twelfth st Approved 228 

Davis st., from Wabansia av. to North av.. Approved 256 

Elkgrove St., from Wabansiaav. to North av. Approved 256 

Fake St., from Archer av. to Lyman st Approved 16 

Fifteenth St., from Morgan st. to Wood st Approved 135 

Haynes ct., from Archer av to Lyman st Approved 256 

Johnson st., from Twelfth st. to Maxwell st Approved 256 

Keeley st., from Archer av. to Lyman st — Approved 256 

Laflin st., from Madison st. to Twenty -second st Approved 16 

Langley St., from Thirty seventh st. to Egan a v Approved 16 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Twenty-second st Approved 16 

Lyman St., from Keeley St., to Lock st '. Approved 256 

Madison St., from California av. to Homan st Approved 98 

Park av., from Leavitt st. to Rockwell st ..Approved 16 

Randolph St., from south branch Chicago river to Morgan st Approved 16 

Randolph St., from Ann st. to Ogden av Approved 16 

Rawson st., from McHenry st. to Elston av Approved 16 

Springer st., from Waterville st. to Ullman st Approved 256 

Thirty-third St., from South Parkav. to Lake Parkav Approved 256 

Western av., from Madison st. to Harrison st Approved 163 



INDEX. XXVII 



STKKET IMPROVEMENTS. 



PAGE. 

Adams st., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, iillingand paving. Approved 26 

Adams st., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 264 

Alley, from Twenty-third st. to twenty-fourth st., between Michigan av. and 

Indiana" av., grading and paving — Approved 321 

Alley, from La Salle St. to State st., between Kinzie St. and Michigan St., curbing, 

grading and paving Approved 322 

Alleys is W. #, blocks 22 and 29, S. E. K Section 17,39,14, planking Approved 286 

Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth St., curbing, iillingand macadamizing — Approved 286 

Ashland av., from Madison st. to Lake St., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 286 

Ashland av., from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second St., grading and macadamizing Approved 342 

Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller st"., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 384 

Bryant av., from Vincennes av. to Stanton av., grading and paving Approved 228 

Calhoun pi., from Dearborn st. to State St., grading and paving Approved 321 

Calumet av., from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first St., grading and macadamizing Approved 293 

Calumet av., from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-ninth St., grading and paving Approved 437 

Canal St., from Lake st. to Kinzie St., curbing, filling, grading and paving Approved 384 

Carpenter St., from Milwaukee av. to George st., curbing, filling and paving ....Approved 342 

Cass St., from Kinzie St., to northern terminus, curbing, filling and paving Approved 323 

Centre av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second St., gradingand macadamizing.. Approved 322 

Centre av., from Hubbard st. to Chicago av., curbing, filling and macadamizing. Approved 322 

Centre av., from Madison st. to Van Buren St., curbing, gradingand macadamizing. .Approved 383 

Centre av., from Van Buren st. to Blue Island av., curbing and filling Approved 384 

Charles pl„ from Franklin st. to Fifth av., curbing, grading and paving Approved 300 

Chestnut st., from La Salle st. so Pine St., curbing, grading and paving. Approved 342 

Chicago av., from Clark st. to Pine St., curbing, gradingand paving Approved 323 

Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to Ashland av., gradingand paving Approved 286 

Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to north branch Chicago river, grading and 

paving ...Approved 384 

Clark st., from North av. to North Park av., curbing, grading and paving Approved 321 

Congress St., from Market st. to Fifth av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 300 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty. seventh st., curbing, grading and 

paving Approved 384 

Court pi., from Franklin st. to Market St., gradingand paving Approved 321 

Dearborn st., from Adams st. to Jackson St., curbing, grading and paving. ,. .Approved 341 

Desplaines St., from viaduct to Ohio St., gradingand paving ...Approved 256 

Division St., from Larrabee st. to Canal bridge, grading and paving Approved 323 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 322 

Douglas av., from South Park av. to eastern terminus, gradingand paving Approved 228 

Eighteenth St., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av., curbing filling and mac- 
adamizing , Approved 323 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 293 

Erie St., from Clark st. to north branch Chicago river, curbing, filling and paving... .Approved 299 

Erie St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curbing and paving . Approved 178 

Erie st., from Clark st. to St. Glair St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 218 

Erie St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 256 

Erie st., from Halsted st. to Erie street viaduct, gradingand paving Approved 384 

Eugenie St., from Clark st. to Wells St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 341 

Forrest av., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av., curbing, grading & macadamizing . .Approved 300 

Fourth av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth St., curbing grading and paving Approved 341 

Fourteenth St., from State st. to Indiana av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 300 

Franklin St., from Lake st. to S. Water St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 287 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth St., curbing, grading and 

paving .- Approved 341 

Hanover St., from Archer av. to Twenty-ninth St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 321 

Harrison St., from Centre av. to Ogden av., curbing, filling, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 322 

Harrison St., from Ogden av. to Rockwell St., curbing, filling and macadamizing Approved 322 

Harrison St., from Clinton st. to Centre av., grading and paving Approved 264 

Hills st., from Wells st. to Sedgwick St., curbing and filling Approved 264 

Hoyne av., from Madison st. to Warren av., curbing, gradingand paving Approved 228 

Hubbard st., from Desplaines st. to Ashland av., curbing, filling & macadamizing.. .Approved 322 
Indiana a v., from Fourteenth st. to Eighteenth St., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 300 

Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st, to Thirtieth St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 300 

Indiana St., from Clark st. to north branch Chicago river, filling and paving Approved 299 

Indiana St., from Desplaines st. to Halsted St., grading and paving Approved 228 

Indiana St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 299 

Indiana St., from Hoyne av. to Western av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 322 

Johnson St., from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., curbing and filling Approved 170 

Kinzie St., from Clark st. to La Salle St., gradingand paving Approved 263 

Lake av., from Douglas av. to Oak wood av., grading and paving Approved 286 

Lake st., from Halsted st. to Ashland av., gradingand paving Approved 322 

La Salle St., from Adams st. to Quincy St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 228 

La Salle St., from Kinzie st. to Michigan St., gradingand paving Approved 322 

La Salle St., from Lake st. to S. Water St., grading and paving Approved 287 

La Salle St., from Michigan st. to Chicago av., grading and paving Approved 323 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren St., grading and paving Approved 264 

Madison St., from Homan av. to Hamlin av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 264 

Market st., from Van Buren st., to Congress St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 300 



XXVIII INDEX. 

PAGK. 

Maxwell St., from Canal st. to Halsted St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 384 

Michigan St., from Cass st. to St. Clair St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 293 

Michigan st., from Clark st. to Dearborn av., grading and paving Approved 340 

Monroe St., from Loomis st. to Ashland av., curbing, grading and paving Approved 135 

Monroe St., from Michigan av. to alley in Sec. 15, Addition to Chicago, curbing, 

grading and paving .' Approved 287 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Washington st., curbing, grading and paving Approved 322 

Oak st., from Clark st. to Larrabee st., curbing, grading and paving S. & A., N. D. 339 

Oak st., from Dearborn av. to lake shore drive, curbing, grading and paving Approved 341 

O'Brien st., from Jefferson st. to Halsted st., curbing and filling Approved 171 

Ogden av., from Madison st. to Randolph St., curbing, grading and macadamizing.... Approved 286 

Ohio st. , from Clark st. to St. Clair st., curbing, filling and paving ... Approved 26 

Ohio St., from Desplaines st. to Union st, curbing, filling and paving Approved 321 

Ontario st., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curbing and paving Approved 95 

Park av., from Ashland av. to Leavitt St., grading and paving Approved 342 

Parkav., from Western av. to P., C. & S. L. R. R. tracks, curbing, grading and 

paving Approved 274 

Pine st., from Michigan st. to Huron st., curbing, filling and paving Approved 341 

Polk st., from Canal st. to Halsted st., grading and paving Approved 384 

Prairie av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third St., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 293 

Quincy St., from La Salle st. to Market st., curbing, grading and paving Approved 286 

Quincy St., from Clark st. to La Salle st., grading and paving Approved 287 

Randolph st. , from Desplaines st. to Halsted St., grading and paving Approved 171 

Rhodes av., from Douglas av. to University St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 300 

Robey St., from Harrison st. to Ogden av., curoing, filling and macadamizing Approved 322 

Rush St., from Ohio st. to Erie st., curbing, grading and paving •. Approved 299 

Sedgwick st., from Lincoln av. to Sophia St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 300 

Seventeenth st., from State st. to Clark St., curbing and filling - Approved 588 

Sixteenth St., from State st. to Clark St., curbing, filling and paving Approved 384 

South Parkav., from Twenty-second st. to Douglas av., grading and paving Approved 293 

Stanton av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 300 

State St., from certain lot in block 132, S. S. Add., to Twenty-second st., curbing, 

filling and paving .Approved 383 

State St., from Chicago av. to North av., curbing, filling, grading and paving Approved 322 

State st., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 384 

Taylor St., from Throop st. to Ashland av., curbing, filling and macadamizing Approved 322 

Third av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth St., curbing, grading and paving Approved 341 

Thirty-first st, from Cottage Grove av. to South Park av., curbing, grading and 

macadamizing Approved 263 

Thirty-first st., from State st. to South Park av., grading and paving Approved 384 

Thirty. second st., from State st. to South Park av., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 341 

Thirty-third st., from South Parkav. to eastern terminus, curbing, grading and 

macadamizing Approved 341 

Thirty third St., from State st. to Indiana av., curbing, grading and macadamizing.. Approved 341 

Thirty-fourth St., from State st. to Indiana av., grading and macadamizing Approved 321 

Thirty-seventh St., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 263 

Thirty-seventh st., from Vincennes av. to Grand boulevard, curbing, grading and 

macadamizing ....• Approved 341 

Throop st., from Twenty-second st. to Throop street bridge, fillingand planking... Approved 341 

Twelfth st., from Wabash av. to Clark st., grading and paving Approved 341 

Twenty-first st., from Michigan av to Calumet av., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing. Approved 293 

Twenty-first St., from Paulina st. to Lincoln St., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing. Approved 16 

Twenty-second St., from State st. to South Park av., grading and paving Approved 293 

Twenty-third st., from State st. to Park av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 258 

Twenty-fifth St., from Wabash av. to Prairie av., curbing, grading and mac- 
adamizing Approved 286 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Cottage Grove av., curbing, grading and paving.. Approved 300 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Wentworth av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 341 

Twenty-sixth st., from Wentworth av. to Halsted St., curbing, filling and paving. . ..Approved 341 

Twenty-eighth st., from Stale st. to Wabash ay., grading and macadamizing.. Approved 300 

Twenty-eighth St., from Wabash av. to Michigan av., grading and paving Approved 300 

Twenty ninth St., from State st. to Wentworth av., curbing, grading and paving — Approved 293 

Union St., from Madison st. to Carroll av., grading and paving Approved 322 

Van Buren st., from Canal st. to Halsted st., curbing, grading and paving Approved 286 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Egan av., curbing, grading and macadamizing Approved 341 

Warren av., from Oakley a^. to P., C. & St. L. R. R. tracks, curbing, grading and 

macadamizing Approved 322 

Washington st., from Clinton st. to Water St., grading and paving Approved 228 

Washington St., from Wabash av. to Michigan av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 26 

Webster av., from Clark st. to Larrabee st., curbing, filling and pacing Approved 323 

Wentworth av., curbing, filling and paving Approved 127 

Wentworth av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second st., curbing, filling and paving.. Approved 287 

Whiting st., from Wells st. to Market St., curbing and filling Approved 94 

Wood St., from Lake st. to Van Buren St., curbing, filling, grading and paving Approved 171 



INDEX. XXIX 



WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

PAGE 

Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth st Approved 263 

Ashland av., from Madison St. to Lake st Approved 385 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee a v. to North av Approved 385 

Astor st., from Division st. to Schiller st Approved 386 

Calumet av., from Twentieth st. to Twenty- first st Approved 342 

Carpenter St., from Milwaukee av. to George st Approved 385 

Cass st., from Kinzie St. to northern terminus Approved 386 

Centre av., from Hubbard St. to Chicago av Approved 385 

Centre av., from Madison st. to Blue Island av Approved 385 

Center St., from Clark st. to Hudson av Approved 386 

Charles pi., from Franklin St. to Fifth av Approved 342 

Chicago av., from Chicago av. to north branch Chicago river Approved 385 

Chicago av., from darkest, to Pine st Approved 385 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Kgan av Approved 342 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln st Approved 62 

Division St., from State st. to Lake Shore drive Approved 98 

Douglas av., from Michigan av. to South Park av Approved 603 

Erie st , from Clark st. to north branch Chicago river Approved 385 

Eugenie st., from Clark st. to Wells st Approved 386 

Fourteenth St., from. State st. to eastern terminus Approved 342 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st Approved 384 

Hanover St., from Archer av. to Twenty-ninth st Approved 342 

Harrison. St., from Centre av. to Ogden av , Approved 341 

Harrison St., from Ogden av. to Rockwell st Approved 341 

Hills St., from Wells St. to Sedgwick st Approved 342 

Indiana av., from Fourteenth st. to Eighteenth st ..Approved 342 

Indiana St., from Clark st. t© north branch Chicago river Approved 386 

Indiana st., from Hoyne av. to Western av Approved 385 

Lincoln St., from Adams st. to Indiana st Approved 16 

Lincoln St., from Jackson st. to Ogden av Approved 16 

Market St., from Van JBuren st. to Congress st Approved 342 

Maxwell St., from Canal st. to Halsted st Approved 385 

Michigan av., from Jackson st. to Douglas av Approved 437 

Monroe St., from Loomis st. to Ashland av Approved 135 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Washington st Approved 385 

Oak st., from Clark st. to Larrabee st Approved 386 

Oak st., from Dearborn av. to Lake Shore drive Approved 386 

Ogden av., from Madison st. to Randolph st Approved 385 

Quincy St., from Clinton st. to Jefferson st .'. ...Approved 385 

Rhode's av., from Douglas av. to University pi . Approved 340 

Rush st., from Ohio st. to Erie st Approved 385 

Schiller St., from Clark st. to Sedgwick st. . Approved 387 

Sedgwick St., from Lincoln av. to Sophia st Approved 386 

Sigel St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st Approved 387 

Stanton av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st. Approved 384 

State st., from Chicago av. to North av Approved 386 

State st., from Taylor st. to Twenty second st Approved 384 

State st., from Twenty-second st. to Thirty-first st Approved 384 

State St., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av Approved 384 

Taylor St., from Throop st. to Ashland av Approved 385 

Thirty-first St., from State St. to South Park av Approved 340 

Thirty. third St., from State st. to eastern terminus Approved 342 

Twenty. sixth st., from Cottage Grove av. to Halsted st Approved 342 

Van Buren St., from Canal st. to Halsted st Approved 385 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Egan av Approved 342 

Warren av., from Oakley a v. to P. C. & St. L. R. R Approved 385 

Webster av., from Clark st. to Larrabee st Approved 386 

Wosd st., from Lake st. to Van Buren st Approved 256 



FIRE MARSHAL. 



Annual report for 1880 Filed 603 

Fire Department, inspection of. .,. .-. Accepted 419 

Reports for quarters ending March 31 and June 30, 1880. Filed 98 

Report for quarter ending September 30, 1880 , Bridewell 223 

Water mains, communication concerning , . F. & W. 118 



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GAS INSPECTOR. 

PAGE. 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1880. „. Gas 47 

Report for quarter ending September 30, 1880 Filed 126 

Report for quarter ending December 31, 1880 Filed 256 

Report for quarter ending March 31, 1881 ,..' Filed 497 

Time table for lighting and extinguishing lamps for 1881 Adopted 285 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Annual report Filed 561 

Report concerning privies at public schools Schools 387 



INSPECTORS OF HOUSE OF CORRECTION, 

Annual report Bridewell 387 

Report for quarter ending June 30, 1880 Bridewell 93 

Report for quarter ending December 31, 1880 Bridewell 387 

Report for quarter ending March 3], 1881 Filed 578 

Report concerning prison for females Laid over and Pub. 437 

Report on prison for females Laid oyer temporarily 499 

Report concerning prison for females Filed 603 



INVITATIONS. 

Crocker, W. W., testing fire extinguisher Accepted 90 

Fire Department, inspection of , Accepted 419 

Illinois & Mississippi River and Canal Commission, meeting at Davenpor.t Accepted 602 

North. Pacific R. R. Co's car, at Exposition Building Accepted 189 

Plattdeutseher Verein, festiyal Accepted 117 

Police Department, inspection of Accepted 419 



MAYOR. 



Allen, Jas. L., appointment of Schools 93 

Annual message Referred 2 

Bridge at Ashland av., concerning.... : W. & P. G. 105 

Burrows, J. C, appointment Schools 90 

Callaghan, Bernard, appointment of Schools 93 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., concerning Judiciary 159 

Chinamen, report concerning remission of fine of Approved 436 

Cobble stones, communication concerning R. R. & Pub. 165 

Condemnation of land and buildings on Third ay., concerning Filed 125 

Dearborn st, opinion on ordinance for opening Pub. 39 

Dunne, M. J., appointment of Schools 90 

Hefter, Chas. B., appointment of Con. in 39 



INDEX. XXXI 



PAGE. 

Howe, H. T.i appointment of. Con. in 395 

Home, Philip A., appointment of Schools 90 

Illinois Central R. K. Co., concerning: sale of land to Pub. and Judiciary 241 

Improvement of W. Eighteenth St., concerning S. & A., W. D. 348 

Ingersoll, O. P., appointment of Con. m 39 

Kadlec, L. W., appointment of Schools 93 

Keith, E. G., appointment of Schools 90 

Kimball, Mark, appointment of Con. in 15 

La Buv, M. A., appointment of. Con. in 105 

Haas, F. A. E., appointment of Schools 90 

McGarrisle, W. J., appointment of Con. in 273 

Nichoff. C. L., appointment of Con. in 413 

North & Co., concerning quit-claim deed S. & A., W. D. 206 

Pardons from House of Correction Filed 15, 24, 47, 63, 79, 93, 98, 

105, 117, 125, 134, 139, 155, 159, 168 
176, 191, 197, 206, 223, 231, 241, 247 
273, 281, 291, 299, 315, 339, 387, 395 
407, 436, 480, 497, 512, 558, 578, 602 

Pumping engines, concerning F. & W, 79 

Pumping works, report covering resolution concerning Laid over and Pub. 408 

Pumping works, message on Filed 499 

Railway tracks connecting with House of Correction, concerning Granted 241 

Sheridan, Redmond, appointment of Con. in 39 

Shortall, John G., appointment of Con. in 63 

Straightening river south of Eighteenth St., concerning H. & B. 574 

Streets, address on condition of 489 

Tierney, Patrick, appointment of. F. & W. 39 

Veto of ordinance concerning barbed wire fences Filed 79 

Veto of ordinance for improving Ashland av Filed 231 

Veto of ordinance concerning extension of water mains Filed 159 

Veto of ordinance concerning extension of street railway tracks on Lake st. and 

Milwaukee av Filed 199 

Veto of order for paving Ontario st Filed 24 

Veto of ordinance for raising Eighteenth street bridge Filed 407 

Veto of ordinance for vacation of Lock st Filed 168 

Veto of ordinance making appropriations for 1881 Filed 529 

Veto of ordinance making appropriations for 1881 Filed 549 

Walker, J, B., appointment of Schools 93 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Harrison, Carter H, Mayor Approved 604 

Howard, P. J., City Clerk Approved 603 

Hefter, Chas., Bailiff Police Ceurt, S. W. D. ..Approved 47 

La Buy, M. A., Clerk Police Court, W. D Approved 117 

McGarrigle, W. J., General Superintendent Police Approved 284 

Sheridan, Redmond, Clerk Police Court, S. W. D Approved 47 

Tierney, P. H., Boiler Inspector Approved 131 



XXXII 



INDEX. 



ORDERS. 



Aldermen interested in city contracts 

Appointment of Mark Kimball as appraiser 

Appraisers of school lands 

Armory on Lake park 

Assessments, amount paid on annulled 

Ashes, time forgathering 

Assessment for filling Stone st 

Assisting tug O. B. Green 

Barbed wire fences, remove 

Bathing houses, cost of 

Bells on street car horses 

Blockading streets with cars 

Bond of City Treasurer 

Bridge ordinance, enforce 

Bridges, safeguards at. 

Bridge over alley, block 2, Johnson & Lee's Addition 

Bridges at Madison and Clark sts., cost of replacing 

Bridge over canal at Post st 

Bridge at Fourteenth st 

Bridge at Taylor st 

Bridge at Jackson st , 

Bridge at Jackson and Dearborn sts., cost of 

Bridge at Lake St., cost of steam 

Buildings, revise ordinance concerning 

Buildings, removal of 

Canal on Fullerton av., cost of 

Canal on Egan av., cost of. . 

Catch basins on Fox, Ellen and Wood sts 

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., haul coal on Hawthorne av. 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., injunction by 

Chicago West Division R. R., time of running cars on Halsted st. . 

City property on S. La Salle St., sell 

City scrip, outstanding. 

City treasury, balances in 

Clean ditches 

Clean crosswalks 

Clean streets from ice and snow 

Clean streets, from Randolph to Van Buren . 

Close ofiiee May 29th 

Close offices August 17th. 

Cobble stone pavement on Madison st 

Cobble stone pavement, concerning 

Condemn land and buildings on Third ay 

Contract for improvement of Lincoln av 

Council Chamber, concerning 

Courtney, T. F., extra compensation. 

Coyle, Alice, pay for damages 

Crossings, intersection Kedaie and Walnut sts 

Culverts at railroad tracks 

Docks on lake front, cost of 

Drains in Division and Elizabeth sts 

Drains and water service in Douglas Avenue boulevard 

Drains and water service in Michigan Avenue boulevard . 

Drains and water service in Forrest av., contract for 

Drains in Forrest av 

Drains in Went worth av 

Dredging appropriation, transfer to Viaduct account 

Dredging, concerning 

Drinking fountains erect.... 

Eighteenth st. bridge, raise 

Elections, judges and clerks of 

Election districts 

Electric light. 

Employes, authorizing payments on account to 

Engine houses, temporary 

Engine house on Ogden av 

Engine house, Madison and Aberdeen sts . 

Engine house, Madison and Aberdeen sts 

Engine house, Milwaukee and North ays 

Engine house, Ashland av. and Jane st... 

Engine house, Ashland av. and Jane st. 

Erie st. bridge, condemn land at . . 

Estimates for 1881.. 

Farragut Boat Club, erect boat house.. .... 

Fibich , Wilhelmina, rebate assessment 











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198 




198 






557 




557 






142 




142 






198 




198 






100 




100 






499 






499 




101 


267 




267 




351 










558 




558 






186 




186 






603 




603 






171 




171 






133 


454 


454 






396 




396 






100 




100 






44 




44 






172 










350 




350 






221 










'264 




264 






499 




499 






163 










516 




516 






558 










558 










28 




28 






485 




485 






281 










209 


235 




235 




284 


450 


450 






101 










400 




400 






66 




66 






351 




351 






489 




489 






100 




100 






28 




28 






116 




116 






134 




134 






133 


136 




179 




125 




125 






12 










547 




547 






152 




152 






265 




265 






100 




100 






436 




436 






558 










155 




155 






591 




591 






591 




591 






115 




115 






90 




90 






131 




131 






209 


230 


271 






116 


454 




454 




74 




74 






306 










435 




435 






462 




462 






324 




324 






339 




339 






198 




198 






186 




186 






13 




111 






186 




186 






210 


267 


267 






186 




186 






574 




574 






176 




176 






264 




264 






482 










210 




210 







INDEX 



XX XI IT 



PAGE. 



O R DERS -{continued.) 



Fire plug on Foster st 

Flagman at Thirty-seventh st 

Flagman at Brown and Twentieth sts 

Flagman at Parrel! st 

Freese & Hamline, use city water 

Furloughs to police and lire 

Gage defalcation, concerning 

Garbage and ashes, removal of — ■ 

Giroux, B., pay for street sign 

Grade Tolermn st , 

Hack stands, enforce ordinance 

Halsted st. bridge, replank 

Horse railway on Lake St., petitions for 

Horse railway tracks, concerning 

Hours of labor of street laborers , 

House of Correction, authorizing repairs on 

Improve streets in First Ward 

Improve certain streets with granite asphaltum 

Improve certain streets in three divisions 

Improvement of Adams St., from State st. east 

Improvement of Adams st., from Robey st. to Hoyne av., by private 

contract 

Improvement of alley, from Sixteenth st. to Eighteenth st .". 

Improvement of alley, between Pine st. and St. Clair st. and Erie st. and 

Ontario St., by private contract 

Improvement of alley, B. 29, Wolcott's Add — 

Improvement of alley, from Franklin st. to Fifth av 

Improvement of Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth st. 

Improvement of Ashland av., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av — 

Improvement of Butterfield St., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty-second st. 

Improvement of Bryant av 

Improvement of Calhoun pi., by private contract 

Improvement of Calumet av., from Twenty-first st. to Twenty-third St., 

by private contract 

Improvement of Carpenter st ... 

Improvement of Charles pi 

Improvement of Chestnut st 

Improvement of Chestnut st. from State st. to Pine st 

Improvement of Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to Wood st 

Improvement of Clark st., from Chicago av. to Division st 

Improvement ©f Cly bourn av , from North av. to Racine av 

Improvement of Clybourn ay., proposals for 

Improvement of Congress st., from Fifth av. west 

Improvement of Curtis st., from Madison st. to Fulton st 

Improvement of Dearborn St., from Monroe st. to Jackson St. . . 

Improvement of Dearborn St., from Monroe st. to Jackson st 

Improvement of Dearborn st., from Fourteenth st. to Fifteenth St., by 

C. & W. I. R. R. Co 

Improvement of Desplaines st., from Hubbard st. to Indiana st. 

Improvement of Desplaines St., from Hubbard st. to Ohio st 

Improvement of Desplaines st. and Bryan pi 

Improvement of Division st. , by private contract 

Improvement of Division St., from Clark St. to lake shore 

Improvement of Division St., from Clark st. to bridge. 

Improvement of Division St., from Larrabee st. to canal 

Improvement of Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Improvement of Erie St., from Clark st. to St. Clair st., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Erie st. from Clark st. to river 

Improvement of W. Erie st 

Improvement of Eugenie st. , from Clark st. to Wells st 

Improvement of Forrest av., by private contract 

Improvement of Forrest av 

Improvement of Fourth av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth st 

Impro vemen t of Franklin s t. , from liake st. to S. Water st 

Improvement of Franklin St., from Kinzie St. to Chicago av. ..„ 

Improvement of Fulton st., from Canal st. to Sangamon st 

Improvement of Goethe st 

Improvement of Groveland Park av., by private contract 

Improvement of Harrison St., from Western av. to Rockwell st 

Improvement of Hill St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st 

Improvement of Hoyne av., from Madison st. to Warren av., by private- 

contract 

Improvement of Indiana St., from Desplaines st. to Halsted st 

Improvement of Indiana St., repeal of 











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196 




196 






122 


220 


220 






284 




284 






164 


455 


455 






106 




106 






218 




218 






229 


271 


271 






163 




163 






171 










440 










95 


106 




106 




440 




440 






65 


73 




73 




299 










348 










11 










396 


449 




498 




573 










129 


143 


143 






122 


137 


137 






216 




216 






112 




112 






175 




175 






348 




348 






171 




171 






216 




216 






198 




198 






397 




397 






500 




500 






26 




26 






460 




460 






164 










569 










60 




60 






558 




558 






447 




447 






350 










132 


149 


M9 






215 




215 






209 










198 










448 




448 






224 










21 










53 




53 






270 




270 






463 




463 






141 




141 






129 










397 




397 






448 




443 






292 










55 




55 


267 




516 




516 






101 










11 


142 


142 






186 










224 




224 






113 




113 






132 




132 






269 










210 










388 


435 


435 






198 










397 




397 







XXXIV 



INDEX 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Improvement of Indiana st., from Hoyne st. to Western av 

Improvement of Jackson St., from Ogden av. to Lincolns t 

Improvement of Jefferson St., from Madison st. to Carroll av., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Johnson st., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st 

Improvement of Kinzie st., from Clark st. to La Salle st 

Improvement of Lake av., from Douglas av. to Oakwood av 

Improvement of Lake st., from C. & G. E. R. R. to limits 

Improvement of Lake St., assessment for - 

Improvement of Lake st., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Improvement of La Salle st., from Chicago av. to Clark St., by private 

contract 

Improvement of La Salle st., from Lake st. to S. Water st 

Improvement of La Salle St., from Adams st. to Quincy st 

Improvement of La Salle St., from Kinzie st. to Chicago av 

Improvement of Lincoln av., from Center st. to Belden av., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Loomis st., by private contract 

Improvement of Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren st 

Improvement of Loomis st., from Congress st. to Twelfth st 

Improvement of Loomis St., hold assessment. 

Impro vemen t of May St., from Madison st. to Indiana st 

Improvement of Marble pi 

Improvement of Market st. from Madison st. to Washington st 

Improvement of Monroe St., from Canal st. to Loomis st 

Improvement of Monroe st., from Wabash av. to Michigan av. . . . 
Improvement of Monroe St., from Ashland av. to Leavitt st., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Monroe St., from Robey st. to Oakley st 

Improvement of Monroe St., from Robey st. to Oakley St., by private 

contract 

Improvement of North av., from Wells st. to Chicago av... 

Improvement of North av. and Noble st 

Improvement of North Park av., hold assessment 

Improvement of North Parkav., assessment for... 

improvement of Oak st., from Clark st. to Larrabee st 

Improvement of Oak St., from Dearborn st. to State st 

Improvement of Ogden av . 

Improvement of Ohio st., from Clark st. to St. Clair st...: 

Improvement of W. Ohio St.. 

Improvement of Ontario st,, from Clark st. to St. Clair St., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Ontario St., from Clark st. to St. Clair st., by private 

contract 

Improvement of Ontario St., from Clark st. to St. Clair st 

Improvement of Pacific av., hold assessment 

Improvement of Park av., from Ashland av. to Rockwell st 

Improvement of Park av., from Western a v. to Rockwell st 

Improvement of Polk st., from Canal st. to bridge....... . 

Improvement of Polk st 

Improvement of W. Polk st 

Improvement of Quincy St., from Clark st. to Market st 

Improvement of Randolph St., by private contract 

Improvement of Randolph St., from Desplaines st. to Halsted st. .. 

Improvement of Rush St., by private contract 

Improvement of Sangamon st 

Improvement of Sedgwick St., from Lincoln st. to Sophia st 

Improvement of South Park av 

Improvement of Third av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth st 

Improvement of Third and Fourth avs 

Improvement of Third av. and Dearborn st., by C. & W. I. R. R. Co 
Improvement of Third av., from Twelfth st. to Fourteenth St., by C. & 

W. I. R. R. Co..... 

Improvement of Tolman st 

Improvement of Twenty-third st., from State st. to South Park av.... 

Improvement of Twenty-first St., from State st. to South Park av 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St., from Wabash av. to Prairie av 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st., from State st. to Cottage Grove av 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Halsted st 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st 

Improvement of Twenty-eighth St., from State st. to Wabash av 

Improvement of Twenty-ninth St., from State st. to Wentworth av.. 

Improvement of Union St., from Madison st. to Carroll a v 

Improvement of Van Buren st., from Canal st. to Loomis st 

Improvement of Washington St., from Clinton st. west 







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56 






216 










413 




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558 




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149 










304 




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436 




436 






20 




20 


24 




44 


56 


56 






304 




304 






163 






215 




142 




142 






449 




449 






185 










28 




28 






464 




464 






238 










27 






64 




142 


149 


149 






99 


136 


136 






273 




273 






397 




397 






72 




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101 










127 




127 






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199 






209 


216 


230 






198 










561 




561 






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INDEX 



XXXV 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Improvement of Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth at. to Thirty-third 
St., bv private contract 

Improvement of Wentworth av., from Twenty-seeond st. to Archer av.. 

Improvement of Wesson St., from Oak st. to Chicago av... 

Improvement of Wesson St., by private contract 

Improvement of Winchester av 

Jackson St., keep teams off 

Jewell, Mrs. E., pay .... 

Judges of election, Seventh District, Fourteenth Ward 

Kincade, J., claim of 

Kincade, J,, pav claim of 

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R. Co . 

Lamey, P., compensation for damages 

Lamps at railroad crossings 

Lamps in Twelfth Ward 

Lamps on Aberdeen st , 

Lamps on California av 

Lamps on Chestnut st 

Lamps on Chestnut st 

Lamps on Curtis st 

Lamps on Delaware pi 

Lamps on Delaware pi — 

Lamps on Delaware pi 

Lamps on Delaware pi , 

Lamps on Elm st 

Lamps on Finnell st 

Lamps on Fourteenth st 

Lamps on Frank st 

Lamps on Grove st 

Lamps on Groveland Park av 

Lamps on Gurley st. and Aberdeen st 

Lamps on Hickory st 

Lamps on Hubbard st 

Lamps on Hurlbut st 

Lamps on Iglehar t pi 

Lamps on Jackson st 

Lamps on Jackson st .- 

Lamps in Jefferson park , 

Lamps in Jefferson park 

Lamps on Lytic st 

Lamps on Lytle st. . 

Lamps on Lane pi 

Lamps on Larrabee st , 

Lamps on La Salle st „ 

Lamps on Maple st , 

Lamps on Market st 

Lamps on May st 

Lamps on Morgan st , 

Lamps on North av. and Emma st 

Lamps on Ohio st .., 

Lamps on Orchard st. 

Lamps on Racine av „ 

Lamps on Robey st .... 

Lamps on Sanger st 

Lamps on Thirty-seventh st 

Lamps on Twenty-first st 

Lamps on Twenty-first St.. 

Lamps on Twenty-fourth st 

Lamps on Western av 

Lamps corner Western av. and Kinzie st , 

Lamps on Wesson st . 

Learned, F. pay 

Leiter, L. Z., refund money to , 

Library fund, transfer 

Light Goose Island with electricity .., 

Light streets with oil, bids to ... 

Light streets with oil, bids to 

Light streets with oil, etc 

Lumber yard, concerning , 

Matthias, H., remit fine paid by 

Medical attendance at police stations 

Mulloy, M. , quit claim deed to 

Music in public streets 

Open alley from Douglas av. to Egan av., between Vernon av. and boule 
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XXXVI 



INDEX. 



ORDERS-(^»/i»«^.) 



Open alley N. % block 56, See. 7 

Open alley east of Rockwell st 

Open alley from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh St., between Vernon av 

and boulevard.., , 

Open California av 

Open Chestnut st 

Open Church st. 

Open Church st., assessment for. 

Open Forrest av. south of Thirty-third st 

Open Fourteenth st. and West Fourteenth st. to river. — . . 

Open Indiana av. to Park row 

Open Jackson st., from Kedzie av. to Homanav 

Open Jackson St., from Kedzie av. to Homan av , 

Open Madison st. to the lake 

Open Oak st. to State st 

Open Quincy st. to Halsted st 

Open roads in school lands in towns of Calumet and Jefferson 

Open Tolman st. to W. Lake st 

Open Twenty-ninth St., from Stewart av. to Dashiel st 

Open Union st., from Madison st. to Twelfth st 

Open Washington st. east to lake 

Orphan Asylum, estimate cost of building 

Parade ground on Lake park 

Paving certain streets with stone 

Peddler's license, fee for 

Plumbing, enforce ordinance concerning 

Police station, W. D., site for 

Police station, W. D., site for 

Police station on Madison st., sale of 

Police station on Madison St., sale of 

Police station on Twelfth St., sale of 

Police telegraph, temporary building for 

Private diseases, distribution of circulars concerning 

Public Library, room for 

Pumping works at Bridgeport 

Pumping works for Water Department . . . . . 

Railroad tracks on W. Jackson st 

Railroad tracks, on W. Jackson st :. 

Railroad tracks near Sixteenth St., removal of 

Railroad trains, speed of 

Rebate tax of Remington Sewing Machine Co 

Rebates on saloon licenses 

Rebate license to Mrs. Singleton 

Rebate vouchers for improving Chestnut st 

Refund money paid for pool table licenses 

Refund money paid for pool table licenses... , .... 

Refund money to Wm. Burke, and B. Rastrup . .-. 

Removal of obstructions from street ends 

Removal of posts at Union park 

Repair N. May st 

Repair North av. and Noble st 

Repair Ogden av. , . „ 

Repair certain crossings 

Repair street crossings.... 

Repair of high sidewalks 

Repair Sixteenth st. approach to Canal street viaduct 

Repair street lamp signs .'..,. 

Resubdivision of block 1, S. S. Add. 

Reservoir site „ 

River south of Twelfth street, straightening 

River, from Polk st. to Eighteenth St., straightening 

Salaries of firemen at City Hall 

Sanitary police, First Ward. . . . 

School house appropriation, transferring 

School house outbuildings, condition of. 

School site corner Wabash av. and Twenty sixth st 

School site corner T wenty-seventh st. and Wallace st. . . . 

School site corner T wenty-seventh st. and Wallace st. 

School site corner Franklin st. and Huron st 

School site corner Kedzie st. and Walnut St.. , . 

School site at Lawndale , 

School site on Johnson st 

School site on Johnson st ..." 

School site on West Twentieth st.. . 

Second-hand licenses, refund money on. 



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199 
438 
436 
414 

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116 

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397 
229 
116 
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283 
101 
449 
591 

99 

72 
229 

74 
558 
284 
600 
100 
436 

71 
110 
164 
238 
350 

90 
210 

79 
186 

26 
142 
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172 

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163 
144 
168 
197 
116 
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150 
229 
221 
558 
417 
600 
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164 
238 
350 



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443 
189 
217 
129 

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197 

116 

90 
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601 

305 

563 

65 

99 

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144 

447 

387 

562 

562 

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499 



589 



589 
305 



419 



178 



419 



220 



220 



INDEX 



XXXVII 



ORDERS-(«»/m*^.) 



Sewers and catch basins on Michigan ay 

Sewers and catch basins on Michigan av 

Sewer aloug Chicago river 

Sewerage bonds, issue of 

Sewer contract with McNichols & Edgeworth. 

Sewerage pipe, purchase of 

Sewers in Sixth Ward 

Sewer in Arthington St... 

Sewer in Cly bourn pi , 

Sewer in Congress st 

Sewer in Division st 

Sewer in George st 

Sewer in W. Lake st 

Sewer in Leavitt and other streets :. 

Sewer in Leavitt st 

Sewer in Lincoln st 

Sewer in Michigan av 

Sewer in Milwaukee av 

Sewer in North Park av .. 

Sewer in Page st 

Sewer in Thirty-third st ' . 

Sewer in Wilnabt av 

Sewer in Wil mot av 

Sewer in Wood st 

Shaw, Peter, pay $45.25 to 

Sidewalks, repair of 

Sidewalk gx-ade on Walnut st 

Sidewalks in South Division 

Sidewalks in Third Ward 

Sidewalks in Third Ward 

Sidewalk on Adams st 

Sidewalk on Archer av 

Sidewalk on Arnold st 

Sidewalk on Brown st 

Sidewalk on Brown st , 

Sidewalk on Carroll av • 

Sidewalk on Clinton st 

Sidewalk on Coblentz st 

Sidewalk on Coblentz st . . 

Sidewalk on Congress st ' 

Side wait on Courtland st 

Sidewalk on Dayton st 

Sidewalk on Deermg st 

Sidewalk on Desplaines st 

Sidewalk on Division st 

Sidewalk on Douglas av 

Sidewalk on Elk Grove st 

Sidewalk on Ferdinand st 

Sidewalk on W. Fifteenth st 

Sidewalk on Fifteenth st 

Sidewalk on Foster st 

Sidewalk on Grand av 

Sidewalk on Green st 

Sidewalk on Hermitage av 

Sidewalk on Holt st 

Sidewalk on Hoyne av 

Sidewalk on Indiana av 

Sidewalk on Indiana av 

Sidewalk on Jackson st 

Sidewalk on Kinzie st 

Sidewalk on Lake st 

Sidewalk on Lake st 

Sidewalk on Lake st 

Sidewalk on Laurel st 

Sidewalk on Leavitt st 

Sidewalk on Leavitt and Boone sts 

Sidewalk on Mill st 

Sidewalk on O gel en av 

Sidewalk en Pearson st 

Sidewalk on Poplar st 

Sidewalk on W. Quincy st 

Sidewalk on Roberts st 

Sidewalk on Seymour st 

Sidewalk on Sloan st 

Sidewalk on Sloan st 











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176 






116 










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43 




43 






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XXXVIII 



INDEX 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Sidewalk on Spring st 

Sidewalk on N. State st 

Sidewalk on Tolman st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-second st 

Sidewalk on Thirty-second st 

Sidewalk on Tucker st , , 

Sidewalk on Tucker st 

Sidewalk on Twelfth st 

Sidewalk on Ullraan st 

Sidewalk on Union st 

Sidewalk on Union st 

Sidewalk on Vine st , 

Sidewalk on Wabash av 

Sidewalk on Wabash av 

Sidewalk on Wallace st 

Sidewalk on Walnut st — 

Sidewalk on Wash tenaw av 

Sidewalk on Washtenaw av 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av 

Sidewalk on Western av 

Sidewalk on Winchester av , 

Sidewalk on Wood st 

Sidewalk on Wright st 

Sidewalk space on Division St., from Milwaukee av. to California av 

Sidewalk space on Erie St., from Dearborn st. to Clark st 

Sidewalk space on Franklin st. from Kinzie st. to Chicago av 

Sidewalk space on Sholto st 

Siebel, J. E , pay claim of 

Snow and ice, remove from streets . .. 

Special assessment notices, publication of 

Stauber-McGrath election case. 

Stauber-McGrath election case 

Street cleaning, bids for 

Street improvements, concerning . 

Street improvements in South Division ; 

Street improvements, ordinances for. 

Street improvements, concerning. 

Telegrapli cable, permit C. & W. I. R. R. to lay 

Telegraph poles, on W. Jackson st., removal of 

Time, contract for furnishing true 

Tunnel at Monroe St., estimate cost of 

Tunnels, paint railings at. 

Tunnels, permit horse railways to use 

Tunnels, estimate cost of repairing ... 

Tunnels, repair of pavement 

Tuth ill and Bx-adley, employment of 

Urinals, concerning public 

Vernon park, cost of land to extend 

Viaducts, transfer dredging appropriation to repairing 

Viaduct on W. Chicago av 

Viaduct on W- Chicago av., plans for 

Viaduct on W. Polk St., cost of 

Viaduct on W. Polkst.... 

Viaducts, masonry and filling at certain ..... 

Viaduct on N. State St., condition of. 

Viaduct on Halsted st., over C. B. & Q. R. B 

Viaduct on Sangamon St., approaches to 

Viaduct on Twelfth St., cost of ..... 

Viaduct on Canal st., examine 

Viaduct at Van B uren st. 

Viaduct at Van Buren St., sewer, etc. 

Viaduct at Van Buren st., interference with 

Viaduct on Milwaukee av., paint ...«*#< 

Viaduct at Canal and Sixteenth sts 

Viaduct on Sangamon at., let contract for . 

Vider, O., pay for paving Milton av 

Vider, O., contract for paving Milton av 

Vieira's Street Guide 

Wagon tires, width of , 

Water on Arthington st , 

Water on Armitage road 

Water on Armitage road 

Water on Elkgrove st 



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44 




141 




141 




264 








516 








558 








101 


112 


112 




209 








547 








100 








12 




12 




210 








24 


73 


73 




141 




141 




209 








229 








198 








13 




13 




24 


57 


57 




186 




186 




163 


218 




218 


229 


270 


270 




388 


448 




448 


15 


110 


110 




507 








12 


147 




147 


142 




142 




459 




459 




588 




588 




235 




235 




268 




268 




284 




284 




573 




573 




216 




482 




217 


446 




446 


284 




2S4 




186 




186 




12 


55 


55 




578 




578 




132 




132 




292 


443 




443 


292 








210 


454 


454 




229 








209 


230 


271 




283 




283 




283 




283 




229 




229 




292 


450 


450 




498 




498 




199 




199 




229 


267 




267 


264 




264 




284 




284 




163 




163 




100 




100 




185 




185 




198 


235 




399 


176 








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24 


57 


57 




304 


448 






99 




99 




74 


107 




107 


601 




601 




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128 








12 


111 




111 



INDEX. 



xxxrx 



ORDERS— {continued.) 



Water on Fleetwood st 

Water on Fleetwood st 

Water on Fleetwood st 

Water on Holt st 

Water on Lincoln st 

Water on Peterson st 

Water on Tolman st 

Water on Twenty-ninth st 

Water on W. Twelfth st 

Water on Van Buren st 

Water on Wood st — 

Water service pipes on Division and Elizabeth sts. 

Water service pipes on W. Monroe st 

Water service pipes on W. Monroe st 

Water service pipes on Wentworth av 

Water tax on 62 Van Bnren St., remit :.. 

Water tax on Mrs. Fitzgerald, remit 

Water tax on County Hospital 

Water troughs, tax on 

Water pipes, concerning 

Water mains in Eighth ward .... 

Water office, concerning books in 

Water meters, furnished by city i 

Water supply, concerning 

Water outside of city 

Water outside of city 

Wells, French & Co., erect frame shed 

Widen California avenue 

Widen Desplames, Jefferson and Clinton sts. 

Widen river between Adams and Van Buren sts... 
Widen river between Adams and Van Buren sts. .. 

Widen river at Jackson st . 

Widen Thirty-third st. east of Forrest av 

Wooden pavements in South Division 







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142 






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213 




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1: 



ORDI NANCES 



Aldermen, fixing compensation of 

Appropriations for 1881 

Appropriations for 1881 

Appropriations for 1881 , 

Barbed wire fences 

Barbed wire fences 

Barry Point road, change name of. 

Bathing places in North Division 

Bathing places in North Division 

Bonds, authorizing issue of . 

Boulevards in North Division 

Bread, amend ordinance concerning 

Bridge over Grove st. (Tobey & Booth) . . 

Brokers, concerning 

Bureau of Statistics, creating 

Butterine, etc., regulating sale of , 

Butterine, repealing ordinance concerning 

Butter Inspector, appointment of 

Chicago City Railway Co., use cable 

Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Co., amend ordinance concerning. 
Chicago Sugar Refining Co., use water at reduced rates 































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530 


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534 






518 




548 






54 


65 


76 


79 




90 


107 


122 






140 




140 






66 


75 








90 


99 


110 






131 


200 


200 






574 




604 






578 




578 






199 


205 


205 






24 


66 




66 




482 










293 




293 






464 










388 




338 






292 


304 


332 






161 


212 








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XL 



INDEX. 



OR DI N A NC ES— (continued.) 



Children in factories, employment of 

Children in factories, employment of. 

Church St., changing name of 

Cobble stone pavement on street railroads .. 

Concealed weapons, amend ordinance concerning 

Condemn lot 7, block 2, South Branch Addition 

Crane, R. T., extend gas pipe over Wilson st 

Department of Public Works, amending ordinance 

Eighteenth street bridge, raising. 

Eighteenth street bridge, raising 

Election districts, establish ing 

Employes, collecting subscriptions from 

Factories and workshops, inspection of. 

Factories and workshops, inspection of 

Factories and workshops, concerning 

Factories and workshops, concerning 

Field, Leiter & Co., permit excavate alley , 

Foster St., change name of 

Grade of Armitage road, from Wilmot st. to Western av 

Grade of Blue Island av.,from Paulina st. to Wood st .... 

Grade of Blue Island av., from Lincoln st. to Western av 

Grade of California av., from Twenty-second st. to Kinzie st 

Grade of Calumet av., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av 

Grade of Calumet av., near Eighteenth st 

Grade or Campbell av., from Monroe st. to Jackson st 

Grade of Division st., at intersection of Clybourn av 

Grade of Douglas av., from L. S. & M. S. railroad to Ullman st 

Grade of Eighteenth st., from Calumet av. to Prairie av 

Grade of Ellis ay., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Grade of Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-first st 

Grade of Hanover St., from McGregor st. to Twenty-ninth st 

Grade of intersection of Calumet av. and Thirty-first st 

Grade of Lowe av., from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-eighth st 

Grade of Milwaukee av., from Waubansia av. to Webster av 

Grade of North av., from Division st. to Ashland av.... 

Grade of North Park av., Belden av. and Fullerton av 

Grade of intersection of Rockwell and Monroe sts — . 

Grade around lots 31 and 32, Sampson & Greene's Add 

Grade of State St., from Twenty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Grade of Twenty-second St., from Ashland av. to Western av 

Grade of Twenty-second st., from P. C. & St. L. R. R. to California av. 

Grade of Twenty-sixth St., from L. S. & M. S. R. R. to Halsted st 

Grade of Van Buren St., from Western av. to Rockwell st.. t .. 

Grade of Washington St., from Stanton av. to Homan av * 

Grade of Webster av., from High st. to Clybourn av 

Grade of Wentworth av., from Thirty-seventh st. to Egan av 

Hack stands, regulating 

Hack stand on Kinzie St.. . 

Hack stand on Kinzie st 

Hay market on North av 

Horse railway tracks on S, Clark st., change location of 

Horse railway on W. Lake st. and Milwaukee av., authorizing C. W. D. 

R. R. to construct 

Horse railway on W. Lake st. and Milwaukee av., authorizing C. W. D. 

R. R. to construct 

Horse railway on Ogden av., authorize C. W. D. R. R. to construct 

Horse railway on Lake and Canal sts., Metropolitan City Railway Co... 
Horse railway tracks on certain streets, Peoples' Horse & Dummy R.R 

Horse railway cars on Archer av., time of running 

Hubbs st., changing name of 

Improvement of Ada st., repealing 

Improvement of alleys, from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-fourth st. 

repealing 

Improvement of Ashland av., repealing 

Improvement of Bryant av., repealing 

Improvement of Carpenter st., repealing 

Improvement of Chicago av., repealing 

Improvement of Eighteenth St., repealing 

Improvement of Ellis av. , repealing 

Improvement of Hills St., repealing 

Improvement of Morgan st, repealing 

Improvement of Noble St., repealing 

Improvement of Oak st., repealing , 

Improvement of Ohio St., repealing 

Improvement of Paulina St., repealing 



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186 










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270 


270 






165 


440 


575 






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64 






127 




127 






481 




481 






164 










315 


334 


400 


407 


407 


415 


420 


458 






469 




469 






175 


212 




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106 










115 


144 


156 






413 










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72 




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587 






178 




178 






497 




497 






559 




559 






206 




206 






437 




437 






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587 






560 




560 






316 




316 






586 




586 






82 




82 






188 




188 






316 




316 






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135 






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71 






587 




587 






302 




302 






56 




56 






559 




559 






468 


500 


500 






206 




206 






498 




498 






560 




560 






316 




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18 






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437 






206 




206 






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219 




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195 


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480 




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140 




140 






348 




348 






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323 




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560 






560 




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162 


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I NDEX. 



XL! 



ORDT NA NCES— (continued.) 



Improvement of Polk St., repealing 

Improvement of Thirty seventh St., repealing 

Improvement of Twenty-first St., repealing 

Improvement of Twenty- third St., repealing 

Improvement of Twenty-fourth St., repealing 

Improvement of Twenty-fifth St., repealing 

Improvement of Union St., repealing 

Improvement of Union St., repealing 

Laborers, pay of 

Lake park, sell part of to I. C. R. R 

Lamps on streets without gas . 

Oil inspection, concerning ... 

Opening Dearborn St., repealing 

Opening alley, N. % block 56, Sec. 7 

Ordinances, revising. 

Ordinances, publication of revised 

Petroleum, amend ordinance concerning 

Pine st., change name of part of. 

Police Court in Southwest Division, creating 

Pound limits West Division, amending 

Pounds, amending ordinance concerning 

Private diseases, prohibit circulation of circulars concerning treat 
ment of — 

Railroad track on Ashland av., south of Twenty-second st 

Railroad track on Snow st. (M. Brand & Co.) 

Railroad track on Hooker st. (Chicago Land Co.) 

Railroad track on Fulton st. (Jones & Laugh lin) 

Railroad track on Illinois St., from Pine st. to St. Clair st. (Geo. Bullen 
&Co.) 

Railroad track on Stewart av. (P., Ft. W. & C. R. R.) 

Railroad tracks between Harrison and Twelfth sts., east of Canal st. (C. 
B.&Q. R.R.) 

Railroad tracks between Harrison and Twelfth sts., east of Canal st. (C , 
B.&Q.R.R.). 

Railroad track on Rockwell St. (Wm. Ilett) 

Registration of children 

Removal of dirt from streets by railroad companies 

Removal of dirt from streets by railroad companies 

Saloons, amend ordinance concerning 

Saloons, amend ordinance concerning 

Second -hand dealers, concerning 

Sheds, amend ordinance concerning 

Sidewalks in South Division, north of Van Buren street, to be of stone. 

Sidewalk space on Astor St., from Division St. to Scott st. ... 

Sidewalk space on Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller st 

Sidewalk space on Division St., from Milwaukee av. to California av... 

Sidewalk space on Eugenie at.', from Clark st. to Wells st 

Sidewalk space on Grant pi 

Sidewalk space on Lincoln pi., from Sophia st. to Webster av 

Sidewalk space on Ogden av. from Madison st. to Twelfth st 

Sidewalk space on Tower pi 

Sidewalk on Kedzie av., repealing 

Sidewalks on W. Polk and Robey sts., repealing. . . , 

Smith St., changing name of 

Smoke, suppression of 

Smnke, suppression of. . ... 

Special assessments, return of delinquent. . 

Street sprinklers, license 

Tax sales, authorize Comptroller to attend 

Taxes for 1881 

Telegraph, Chieago & Milwaukee Co 

Telegraph poles, prohibiting erection of 

Telegraphs, amend revised ordinance concerning...... 

Telegraphs, amend revised ordinance concerning 

Tobey & Booth, erect bridge over Grove st 

Union park, driveway through 

Vaccination, concerning 

Vaccination, concerning 

Vehicles, stands for 

Vehicles, stand for on Market st , 

Viaduct on Randolph st., authorize I. C. R. R. to construct 

Viaducts, requiring railroad companies to build 

Water tax, abating in certain cases , 

Water rates, amending 

Water taxes for 1881, levying , 











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ORDINANCES— {continued.) 



Water mains, extension of. 

Water mains, extension of. 

White St., changing name of. 

Widening Ellen st., repeal 

Widening Thirty-third St., repeal 

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Aberdeen st., from Harrison st. to Eleventh st 

Ada St., from Lake st. to Fulton st ........ 

Brown St., from Fourteenth st. to O. B. & Q. R. R. „... 

Burton pi. , from Clark St. to Dearborn st . . . . 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. south .« 

Congress st., from Ogden av. to Robey st ..... . . . 

Delaware pi., from Dearborn av. to State st... 

Desplaines st., from Adams st. to Marble pi 

Eleventh St., from Blue Island av. to May st . 

Elizabeth st., from Randolph st. to Lake st . . .. 

Elizabeth St., from Lake st. to Carroll av . . . . . 

Fifteenth St., from Blue Island av. to Ashland av 

Fulton st., from Canal st. to Jefferson st..... 

Grove ct. f from Larrabee st. to Orchard st 

Groveland ct., from Vincennes av. west 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. 

Gurley st., from Blue Island av. to May st. 

Henry St., from Centre av. ease ...... 

Henry St., from Loomis st. to Ashland av. ........ 

Hoyne av., from Hubbard st. north . ... 

Jackson st., from Loomis st. to Laflin st. 

Jackson st., from Halsted st. to Sangamon st 

Jackson st., from Leavitt st. to Rockwell st . 

Lake Parkav., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-first st... 

Lane pi., from Center st. to Sophia st 

Law av. , from Harrison st. north 

Market St., from Hills st. north „ 

May st., from Erie st. to Chicago av.. 

Ogden pi., from Paulina st. to Wood st ....... 

Robey st., from Adams st. to Jackson st 

Robey St., from Madison st. to Lake st , 

Thirty seventh st., from Halsted st. to Dashiel st 

Wesson st. s from Chicago a v. to Division st 

Wood St., from Congress st. to Harrison st 



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43 

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603 

512 

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603 

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OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley in sub.block 2, block 4, Moore's Sub., Sec. 30 

Alley between South Park ay. and Calumet av., Alethean Sub 

Alley in Forsyth's 2d Add 

Alley from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-ninth st., bet. Prairie av. and Calumet av 

Alley from Madison st. to Lake St., in S. E. yi Sec. 12 

Alley from Oakley st. to Western av , between Park av. and Lake st 

Alley block 82, Sec. 27 

Artesian av., repealing. Lost 193 

Chestnut St., through to State st 

Condemning lot 7, block 2, South Branch Add., for sewerage purposes.. 

Ellen St., from Wood St. to Lincoln st Repealed 331 

Fairfield av„ from Twelfth St. to Ogden av 

Forrest av., in Stoneham's Sub., lot 1, block 2, Dyer & Davisson Sub 

Hinman St., from Hoyne av. to Leavitt st 

Idaho St., through to Taylor st 

Jefferson St., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st 

La Salle st., through block 15, Sec. 33, 39, 14 

La Salle st., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Maple st., through to State st , . 

Maplewood av., through to Lake st Lout 193 

Qnincy St., through to Halsted st 

Rubiest., through to Twenty-first st 

Seymour St., through to Lake st Lost 193 

South Branch, from Adams st. to Van Buren st 

Thirty. third St., from Forrest av. to Calumet av 

Thirty-third st., from Forrest av. to S. Park av., repealing . 

Tolman av. through to Lake st 

Twelfth st., from Ogden av. to city limits 

Twenty-second St., from Glover av. to Ogden av 

Twenty-ninth St., from Stewart av. to Shields av 

Union st., from Madison st. to Twelfth st 

Ward ct., through to Lumber st 



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PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Ashland a^., from Lake st. to Milwaukee av 

Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth St.. 

Ashland av., from Madison St. to Lake st 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee av. to North av 

Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller st 

Calumet av., from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first st 

Carpenter st , from Milwaukee av. to George st 

Carroll av., from Lake st. to Kinzie st 

Cass st., from Kinzie st. east , 

Center st., from Clark st. to Hudson av 

Centre av., from Madison st. to Blue Island av 

Centre av., from Hubbard st. to Chicago av 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Egan av 

Division St., from State st. to Lake Shore drive 

Division st., from Milwaukee av. to Liacoln st... 

Douglas av., from Michigan av. to South Park av 

Eighteenth St., from Halsted si. to Blue Island av 

Erie St., from Ashland av. to Leavitt st 

Forrest av., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st to Thirtieth st. 

Hanover St., fr< m Archer av. to Twenty-ninth st 

Harrison st., from Ogden av. to Rockwell st 

Harrison 3t., from Centre av. to Ogden av..... 

Hills st., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st 

Hubbard St., from Desplainea st. to Ashland av. . . 

Indiana st., from Hoyne av. to Western av 

Indiana av. , from Fourteenth st. to Eierh teenth st . . ... 



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319 
347 
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319 
345 
320 
319 
320 
301 
318 
106 
191 
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300 
301 
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319 
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INDEX. 



PRIVATE DRAINS— {continued.) 



Johnson St., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st 

Maxwell St., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Michigan av., from Twenty-sixth st. to Douglas av 

Michigan av., from Lake Park pi. to Twenty-sixth st 

Monroe st., from Loomis st. to Ashland av 

North a v., from Milwaukee av. to river. 

Oak st., from Dearborn av. to Lake Shore drive 

Ogden av., from Madison st. to Randolph st 

Park av., from Western av. to P. C. & St, L. R. R 

Rhodes av., from Douglas av. to University pi 

Sehiller st. , from Clark st. to Sedgwick st 

Sedgwick st., from Lincoln av. to Sophia st 

Sigel st., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st 

Stanton av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st....... 

State St., from Twenty-second st. to Thirty.first st 

State st., from Taylor st. to Twenty-second st 

State st., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av 

Superior St., from Wells st. to Pine st 

Taylor st., from Throop st. to Ashland av 

Taylor st., from Canal st. to Blue Island av 

Thirty-first St., from State st. to South Park av. 

Thirty-first st., from Cottage Grove av. to South Park av 

Thirty-second St., from State st. to South Park av 

Thirty-third St., from South Park av. to lake 

Thirty-seventh St., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av... 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. to Wentworth av 

Twenty-sixth St., from State st. 10 South Park av 

Twenty-sixth st., from Wentworth av. to Halsted st 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Warren av., from Western a v. to P. C. & St. L. R. R 

Webster av., from Clark st. to Larrabee st 

Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth St. to Thirty-third st 

Wentworth av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second st 

Wesson St., from Chicago av. to Oak st 

Wood st. ? from Lake st. to Van Burenst 



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319 
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192 
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300 

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301 
319 

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320 



SIDEWALKS. 



Aberdeen St., from Damon st. to Eleventh st 

Ada st., from Randolph st. to Lake st „. .... 

Adams St., from Western av. to Rockwell St.. 

Adams St., from Ashland av. to Western av 

Ann St., from Madison st. to Randolph St.... 

Archer av., from State st. to Halsted st.; . 

Armitage av., from Oakley av. to Western av. ; 

Arnold St., from Seventeenth st. to Egan av 

Ashley st., from from Wood st. to Leavitt st 

Blue Island ave., from Twenty-first st. to Twenty-second st. 

Boone st., from Leavitt st. to DeKalb st. 

Bonfield St., from Lyman st. to Thirty-first st. 

Brown St., from Twelfth st. to Fourteenth st 

Brown st. from Fourtenth st. to Sixteenth st : 

California av., from Van Buren st. to Twelfth st 

Calumet av., from Eighteenth st. to Twenty-second st 

Campbell av., from Madison st. to Polk st, 

Carroll av., from Halsted st. to Ada st. 

Carroll ave., from Ada st. to Leavitt st. 

Center ave., from Madison st. to Monroe st 

Center av., from Blue Island av. to Twenty-second st 

Clark St., from Van Buren st. to Twelfth st 

Clinton St., from Lake st. to Fulton st 



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INDEX. XLV 



SIDEWALKS— (continued.) 



Congress st. f from Loomis st. to Latlin st 

Congress St., from Robey St. to Hoyne av 

Cortland St., from Robey st. to Hoy ne av 

Damon St., from Sholto st. to May st 

Dash lei St., from Thirty-sixth st. to Thirty. seventh st 

Deering st., from Cologne st. t > Thirty- first st 

Douglas av., from Portland av. to Stewart av 

Elizabeth St., from Fulton st. to Indiana st 

Elkgrove st., from Waubansia av. to North av ... 

Ellis av., from Thirty seventh st. to Egan av... 

Elston av., from North a v. to Western av 

Elston av., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av 

Erie St., from Halsted st. to Milwaukee av . 

Erie st., from Milwaukee av. to Paulina st 

Erie St., from Union st to Halsted st 

Ewing st., from Halsted St. to Blue Island av 

Ferdinand St., from Lincoln st. to Leavitt st...: 

Ferdinand St., from Ashland av. to Paulina st 

Fifth av., from Harrison st. to Taylor st 

Fifteenth st., from Canal st. to Stewart av 

Flournoy St., from Campbell av, to Rockwell st 

Fourteenth St., from State st. to Indiana av 

Francisco st., from Lake St. to Fulton St.. 

Fulton st., from Francisco st. to Artesian av 

Gold st.. from Harrison St. to Gurley st . 

Green st.. from Milwaukee av. to Erie st 

Green St., from Madison st. to Fulton st 

Halsted at., from Madison st. to Chicago av 

Halsted St., from viaduct to river 

Halsted st., near Twenty- second st 

Hirsch st., from Leavitt st. to Western av 

Holt st., from Cornell st. to Cornelia st 

Hoyne av., from Fulton st. to Hubbard st , 

Indiana av., from Twenty-sixth st. to Thirty-first st 

Indiana av., from Fourteenth st. to Sixteenth st 

Jackson st., from Michigan av. to Clark st 

Jackson St., from Clinton st. to Halsted st 

Jackson st., from Hoyne av. to Rockwell st 

Jackson St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av 

Johnson St., from Maxwell st. to Sixteenth st 

Kedzie av., from Lake st. to Madison st Repealed 140 

Kossuth st., from Emerald st. to Sanger st 

Kramer st., from Jefferson st. to Halated st 

Lake Parkav., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third st 

La Salle St., from Thirty- eighth st. to Egan av 

La Salle st., from Indiana av. to Chicago av 

Laurel St., from Douglas av. to Egan av 

Leavitt St., from Armitage av. to Rhine st 

Leavitt st., from Rhine st. to Armitage av 

Leavitt St., from Ogdenav. to Twelfth st 

Leavitt St., from Kinzie st. to Chicago av 

Leavitt St., from Taylor st. to Twelfth st 

Le Moyne St., from Robey st. to Leavitt st 

Liberty St., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Lincoln St., from Madison st. to Milwaukee av 

Lincoln st., from Twelfth st. to Blue Island av 

Lincoln St., from Madison st to Taylor st 

McMullen ct., from Centre av. to May st . 

Main St., from Thirty-first st. to river 

Market st , from Madison st. to Van Buren st 

Margaret St., from Fourteenth st. to Fifteenth st 

Mat tier st., from Desplames St. to Halsted st 

May st., from Madison st. to Milwaukee av 

Michigan av., from River st. to Jackson st 

Mill st., from Ashland av. to Jones st 

Monroe St.. from Hoyne av. to Western av 

Monroe st., Irom Halsted st. to Morgan si. 

Monroe St., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Monroe St., from Throopst. to Morgan st 

Monroe St., from Western av. to Rockwell st 

Nebraska St., from Loomis st. to Laflin st 

Newberry av., from Twelfth st. to Sixteenth st 

Nineteenth St., from Union st. to Western av 

Oakley a v., from Milwaukee av. to Armitage av *...' 

Oakley av., from Kinzie st. to Chicago av , ' 



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I NDEX. 



SIDEWALKS— {continued.) 



Ogden av., from Madison st. lo Ashland a v 

.Park row, from Michigan av. east 

Paulina st., from Harrison st. to Polk st 

Paulina St., from Cornelia st. to Bloomingdale road 

Pearson St., from State st. to Bushnell's Add 

Peoria st., from Madison st. to Adams st 

Pine St., from Pearson st. to Oak st , 

Polk st., from Loomis st. to Western av 

Poplar st., from Thirty-first st. to Wrong st 

Prairie av., from Douglas av. to Egan av , 

Prairie av., from Twenty.second st. to Twenty-third st 

Quincy st., from State st. to Dearborn st 

Robey St., from Madison st. to Twelfth st 

Robey St., from Twelfth st. to Blue Island av 

Robey st., from Madison st. to Chicago av 

Sacramento St., from Madison st. to Washington st 

Sedgwick st., from Chicago av. to Erie st 

Sedgwick St., from Chicago av. to Oak st. 

Seward St., foom Sixteenth st. to Lumber st 

Seymour St., from Lake st. to Fulton st 

Sholto st., from Harrison st. to Eleventh st 

Sixteenth St., from Centre av. to Newberry av 

South Park av., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas av 

Springer st., from Waterville st. to Ullman st 

State st., from Chicago av. to Pearson st 

String st., from Sixteenth st. to Canalport av , 

Taylor st., from Ashland av. to Ogden av 

Taylor St., from State st. to river .. 

Thirteenth pi., from Waller st. to Blue Island av 

Thirteenth pi., from Blue Island av. to Lincoln st 

Thirteen th st., from Blue Island av. to Lincoln st 

Thirty-first St., from Lake Park av. to State st 

Thirty-second St., from Halsted st. to Laurel st 

Thirty-seventh St., State st. to Halsted st 

Thompson st., from Leavitt st. to Western av 

Throop St., from Adams st. to Van Buren st 

Townscnd st., from White St. to Oak st 

Townsend St.. from Chicago av. to Erie st 

Twentieth st., from Archer av. to Michigan av 

Twenty-second st., from Ashland av. to Lincoln st 

Twenty-third St., from South Park av. to eastern terminus.. 

Twenty-third st., from Prairie av. to Cottage Grove av 

Twenty- third St., from South Park av. to Archer av .... 

Twenty-fourth St., from Lake Park av. to Butler st 

Twenty-fifth St., from Lake Park av. to Stewart av 

Twenty-ninth st., from Lake Park ay. to Went worth av 

Tucker st., from Thirty-seventh st. to Thirty-eighth st. . 

Ullman St., from Thirty-third st. to Thirty-fourth st 

Van Buren St., from Halsted st. t® Ashland av 

Van Buren St., from Ash land ay. to Paulina st ..... . . 

Van Buren st., from California av. to Albany av 

Wabash av., from Madison st. to Twenty-second st 

Wabash av., from Twenty-sixth st. t© Douglas av 

Waller St., from Twelfth st. to Fourteenth st 

Walnut st., from Albany av. to Kedzie av 

Warren av., from Oakley st. to California av 

Washington St., from Clinton st. to Halsted st 

Washtenaw av., from North a v. to Hirsch st 

Wash tenaw av., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Wentworth av., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty-second st 

Went worth av., from Thirty-third st. to Eganav ;.. 

Western av., from Madison st . to Monroe st 

Western av., from Kinzie st. to Chicago av 

Western a v., from Twenty-second st. to river 

Western av., from Twenty-second st. to river 

Wilson St., from Stewart av. to Jefferson st 

Winch ester a v., from Madison st. to Harrison st 

Winchester av., from Ogden av. to Polk st 

Wood st., from Carroll av. to Kinzie st 

Wood St., from Harrison st. to Chicago 

Wood st., from Walnut st. to Kinzie st 

Wright St., from Halsted st. to Waller st 



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STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Aberdeen St., from Madison st. to Harrison St., grade and macadam 

Ada St., from Madison st. to Arbor pi 

Adams st., from State st. to Michigan av., curbing, filling and paving 

Adams St., from Halsted st. to Hoyne av., curb, grade and macadam 

Alley from Twenty-third et. to Twenty-fourth St., between Michigan av. 

and Indiana av., grade and pave 

Alley from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-third St., between Michigan av. 

and Indiana av., grade and pave 

Alley from La Salle st. to State St., between Kinzie st. and Michigan St., 

curb, fill and pave 

Alley W. #, block 2-2 and 29, S. E. ^.Section 17, planking 

Ashland av., from Congress st. to Twelfth St., curb, fill and macadam 

Ashland av., from Congress St. to Twenty-second st., improving 

Ashland av., from Twelfth st. to Twenty-second St., grade and macadam — 

Ashland av., from Madison st. to Lake St., curb, grade and macadam 

Ashland av., from Lake st. to Milwaukee av., curb, fill, grade and pave 

Ashland av., from Lake st. to Milwaukee av., curb, fill, grade and macadam 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee av. to North av., curb, fill and macadam 

Astor St., from Division st. to Schiller St., curb, grade and macadam 

Brvant av., from Vincennes av. to Stanton av., grade and pave 

Bu'tterfield St., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty. second st., curb and fill 

Calhoun pi., from Dearborn st. to State St., grade and pave — 

Calumet a v., from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first St., grade and macadam. 
Calumet av., from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-ninth St., grade and pave. . 

Canal St., from Lake st. to Kinzie St., curb, fill, grade and pave — 

Carpenter st., from Milwaukee av. to George St., curb, fill and pave 

Cass st., from Kinzie st. to its northern terminus, curb, fill and pave 

Center St., from Clark st. to Hudson a v., curb, grade and pave. 

Centre a v., from Madison st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill and macadam 

Centre av., from Blue Island a v. to Twenty-second St., grade and macadam 

Centre av., from Hubbard st. to Chicago av., curb, fill and macadam. 

Centre av., from Van Buren st. to Blue Island av., curb and fill 

Centre av., from Madison st. to Van Buren St., curb, grade and macadam... 

Charles pi., from Franklin St. to Fifth av., curb, grade and pave 

Chestnut st., from State st. to Pine St., curb, grade and pave 

Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to the river, grade and pave 

Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to Ashland av., grade and pave 

Chicago a v., from Clark st. to Pine st., curb, grade and pave 

Clark st., from Xorth av. to North Park av., curb, grade and pave 

Congress st., from Market st. to Fifth av., curb, fill and pave 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-seventh st., curb, grade and 

pave 

Court pi., from Franklin st. to Market St., grade and pave 

Dearborn St., from Sixteenth st. to Twenty-second St., curb and fill 

Dearborn st., from Adams st. to Jackson St., curb, grade and pave 

Desplaines St., from viaduct to Ohio St., grade and pave 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln St., curb, fill and pave. 

Division st., from Larrabee st. to canal bridge, grade and pave 

Douglas av., from South Park av. to eastern terminus, grade and pave 

Douglas av., from Halsted st. to Douglas av. bridge, curb and fill . . 

Douglas av., from Michigan av. to Halsted st., curb and fill 

Egan av., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av., curb, grade and pave 

Eighteenth St., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill and macadam. 
Eighteenth st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill and macadam. 

Ellis av., from Douglas av. to Egan av., curb, grade and macadam 

Erie St., from Halsted st. to the bridge . , grade and pave 

Erie St., fr©m Clark st. to the river, curb, fill and pave.. 

Erie st., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curb, grade and pave 

Erie St., from Clark St. to St. Clair St., curb, grade and pave 

Eugenie St., from Clark st. to Wells St., curb, grade and pave 

Forrest av., from Thirty-first st. to Douglas av., curb, grade and macadam. . 

Fourth av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth St., curb, grade and pave 

Fourteenth st., from State st. to Indiana av., curb, grade and macadam 

Franklin st., from Kinzie st. to Huron st., curb and fill 

Franklin st., from Lake st. to S. Water St., curb, fill and pave 

Groveland Park av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st.,curb, fill, grade 

and nave 

Hanover st , from Archer av. to Twenty-ninth st., curb, fill and pave 

Harrison st., from Ogden av. to Rockwell St., curb, fill and macadam 

Harrison St., from Centre av. to Ogden av., curb, fill, arrade and macadam . . . 

Harrison st., from Clinton st. to Centre av., grade and pave 

Hills St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st., curb and fill 

Hoyne av., from Madison st. to Warren av., curb, grade and pave 

Hubbard St., from Desplaines st. to Ashland av., curb, fill and macadam 

Huron st., from Clark st. to State St., curb, fill and pave 











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320 




320 




276 




276 




226 




226 


231 


296 




400 




296 






399 


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343 




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187 




274 




274 




301 




301 




275 




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294 




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343 




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274 




274 




294 




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290 


297 


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263 




263 




288 




288 




301 




301 




287 




287 




343 




343 




301 




301 




274 




274 




287 




287 




227 




227 




217 




297 




288 




288 




187 




187 




295 




295 




295 




295 




209 


268 


268 




290 


297 


307 




342 








227 




227 




290 


297 


350 




289 




289 




170 




170 




175 


218 


218 




320 




320 




295 




295 




295 




295 




274 




274 




225 


350 


350 




209 


274 


274 




295 




295 




275 




275 




290 


297 


308 




290 


297 


308 




254 




254 




254 




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187 




187 




226 




226 




290 


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480 



140 



348 



481 



438 



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INDEX 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS— (continued.) 



Indiana St., from Desplaines st. to Halsted St., grade and pave 

Indiana st., from Hoyne st. to Western av., curb, fill and pave 

Indiana av., from Fourteenth st. to Eighteenth st., curb, grade and macadam 
Indiana av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st., curb, grade and pave. 

Indiana St., from Clark st. to north branch, curb, fill and pave 

Indiana St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curb, fill and pave 

Johnson St., from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., curb and fill 

Kinzie St., from Clark st. to La Salle St., grade and pave 

Lake av., from Douglas av. to Oak wood av., pave 

Lake st., from Halsted st. to Ashland av., grade and pave 

La Salle st., from Adams st. to Quincy st., curb, grade and pave '. — 

La Salle St., from Lake st. to S. Water st., grade and pave . .. 

La Salle St., from Kinzie st. to Michigan st., grade and pave 

La Salle St., from Michigan st. to Chicago av., grade and pave 

Lincoln pi., from Sophia st. to Webster av., curb, grade and pave 

Loomis st., from Madison st. to Van Buren St., grade and pave 

Madison st., from Homan av. to Hamlin av., curb, grade and macadam 

Marble pi., from State st. to Deari orn st., grade and pave 

Market st., from Van Buren st. to Congress sr., curb, grade and pave 

Maxwell st., from Clinton st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill and pave 

Maxwell St., from Canal st. to Halsted st., curb, fill and pave 

Michigan st., from Cass st. to St. Clair St., curb, fill and macadam 

Michigan av., from Douglas av. to Egan av., curb and fill 

Michigan st., from Clark st. to Dearborn St., curb and pave 

Monroe St., from Robey st. to Oakley av., curb, grade and pave 

Monroe st., from Loomis st. to Ashland av.,curb, grade and pave 

Monroe St., from Michigan av. east 

Morgan St., from Madison st. to Washington st., curb,- grade and pave 

Nineteenth St., from State St. to Clark St., curb and fill 

Noblest., from Indiana st. to Milwaukee av., repealing 

Noble St., from Milwaukee av. to North av., curb, fill and pave 

North av., from Milwaukee av. to river, curb, fill and macadam 

O'Brien st., from Jefferson st. to Halsted St., curb and fill 

Oak St., from Dearborn av. to lake shore, curb, grade and pave 

Oak St., from Clark st. to Larrabee st., curb, grade and pave . 

Ogden av., from Madison st. to Randolph St., curb, grade and macadam 

Ohio St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curb and pave 

Ohio St., from Desplaines st. to Union St., curb, fill and pave 

Ontario St., from Clark st. to St. Clair St., curb and pave 

Park av., from Western av. to P. C. & St. L. R. R., curb, grade and pave. . . . 

Park av., from Ashland av. to Leavitt st., grade and pave 

Paulina St., from Lake st. to Chicago av., macadam, repealing 

Pine St., from Michigan st. to Huron St., curb, fill and pave 

Polk st., from river to Halsted St., grade and pave 

Polk st., from Canal st. to bridge, repealing 

Prairie av., from Thirty-first st. to Thirty-third st., curb, grade and 

macadam 

Quincy st., from Clark st. to La Salle St., grade and pave 

Quincy st., from La Salle st. to Market St., curb, grade and pave 

Quincy St., from Clinton St. to Jefferson St., curb and fill 

Randolph st. from Desplaines St. to Halsted St., grade and pave 

Robey St., from Harrison st. to Ogden ay., curb, fill and macadam 

Rush St., from Ontario St. to Erie St., curb, grade and pave 

Sangamon St., from Adams st. to Milwaukee av., grade and macadam 

Sedgwick St., from Lincoln av. to Sophia st., curb, grade and pave 

Seventeenth st., from State st. to Clark St., curb and fill 

Sigel st., from Wells st. to Sedgwick St., curb and fill 

Sixteenth St., from State st. to Clark St., curb, fill and pave 

South Park av., from Twenty-second st. to Douglas av., grade and pave 

Stanton av. from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh St., curb, grade and 

macadam . . 

State st., irom Chicago av. to North av., curbing, filling and paving. 

State st., from Harmon ct. to Twenty-second St., curbing, filling and paving. 
State St., from Twenty-second st. to Thirty-first St., curbing, filling and 

paving 

State st., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av., curb, fill and pave 

Superior St., from Wells st. to Pine St., curb, grade and pave 

Taylor St., from Throop st. to Ashland av., curb, fill and macadam 

Taylor St., from Canal st. to Blue Island av., curb, fill and pave 

Third av., from Jackson st. to Twelfth st., curb, fill and pave 

Thirteenth St., from State st. to Indiana av . , curb and fill 

Thirty-first St., from Cottage Grove av. to South Park av., curb, grade and 

macadam 

Thirty- first St., from State st. to South Park av., grade and pave 



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178 




178 




268 




268 




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297 


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187 




187 




274 




274 




301 




301 




302 




302 




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290 




209 


218 


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274 




274 




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297 




349 


320 




320 




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276 




276 




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82 




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126 




126 




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267 


267 




302 




302 




275 




275 




162 


217 


308 




321 




321 




321 


349 


349 




161 




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289 




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18 




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297 


308 




82 




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187 




187 




209 


218 


218 




27 




27 




289 




289 




290 


297 


349 




192 




192 




287 




287 




253 




253 




253 




253 




294 




294 




161 




161 




302 




302 




289 




289 




290 


297 




500 


289 




289 




274 




274 




295 




295 




343 




343 




187 




187 




295 




295 




289 




289 




342 




342 




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447 


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INDEX. 



XLIX 



STREET IMPROVEMENTS— {continued. 



Thirty- second st., from State st. to South Park av., curb, grade and 

macadam 

Thirty, third st., from South Park av. to eastern terminus, curb, grade and 

macadam 

Thirty. third St., trom State st. to Indiana av., curb, grade and macadam ... 
Thirty-fourth St., from State st. to Indiana av., curb, grade and macadam.. 
Thirty-seventh St., from Vincennes av. to Grand boulevard, curb, grade and 

macadam 

Thirty. seventh st., from Cottage Grove av. to Lake av., curb, grade and 

macadam 

Tnroop St., from Twenty. second st. to viaduct, fill and plank 

Twelfth st., from Wabash av. to Clark St., grade and pave., 

Twenty-first st., from Michigan av. to eastern terminus, curb, grade and 

macadam..' . 

Twenty-first st., from State st. to Archer av., curb and fill 

Twenty. first st., from Michigan av. to Calumet av., curb, grade and 

macadam 

Twenty-first st., from Paulina st. to Lincoln st., repealing 

Twenty second st., from State st. to S. Park av., grade and pave 

Twenty-third St., from State st. to S. Park av., re Dealing 

Twenty-fourth st., from State st. toS. Park av., repealing 

Twenty-fifth st., from Wabash av. to Prairie av., curb, grade and macadam. 
Twenty-sixth st., from State st. to Cottage Grove av., curb, grade ana pave 
Twenty-sixth st., from State st. to Wentworth av., curb, fill and pave... . .. 

Twenty-sixth St., from Wentworth av. to Halsted St., curl), fill and pave.. . 

Twenty-eighth St., from Wabash av. to Michigan a v., grade and pave 

Twenty-eighth St., fromState st. to Wabashav., grade and macadam 

Twenty-ninth st., from State St. to Wentworth av., curb, grade and pave... 

Union st., from Madison st. to Milwaukee av., repealing 

Union st., from Ohio st. to Erie St., grade and pave 

Union st., from Madison St. to Carroll av., grade and pave 

Van Buren St., from Canal st. to Halsted St., curb, grade and pave 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to E?an av., curb, grade and pave 

Warren av., from Oakley av. to Rockwell St., curb, grade and macadam 

Washington St., from Wabash av. to Michigan av., curb, fill and pave... 

Washington St., from Clinton st. to Water St., grade and pave.... 

Webster av., from Clark st. to Larrabee st., curb, till and pave 

Wentworth av., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third st., curb, fill and pave 
Wentworth av., from Archer av. to Twenty-second St., curb, lill and pave.. 
Western av., from Lake st. to Chicago av., curb, fill and macadam .......... 

Western av., from Van Buren st. to Ogden av., curb, fill and macadam 

Whiting st., from Wells st. to Market St., curb and fill... 

Wood st., from Lake st. to Van Buren St., curb, fill, grade and pave.. 



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349 


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288 




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288 




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VACATIONS. 



Alley west of lot 1, block 1, Geo. Smith's Add. . 

Alley in block 25, C. T. Sub., Sec. 3:5,40, 14 

Alley in sub-block 2, block 4, Moore's Sub., Sec. 

Alley adjoining lot 12, block 16, Walsh Sub , 

Fulton st., part of 

Jackson st., from river to Canal st , 

La Salle st., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st. , 

Lock St., east of lot 5, block 12, C. T. Sub , 

Lock St., repealing vacation of 

Mather St., vacating part of 

Se l *>or St., from Beach st. to Canal st 

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WATER SERVICE PIPES. 



Ashland av., from Congress at. to Twelfth st 

Ashland av., from Madison st. to Lake st 

Ashland av., from Milwaukee av. to North av 

Astor st M from Division st. to Schiller st 

Calumet av., from Twenty-third st. to Twenty-ninth at ... 

Calumet av., from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first st 

Carpenter st., from Milwaukee av. to George st 

Cass St., from Kinzie st. to its northern terminus 

Center St., from Hubbard st. to Chicago av. 

Centre av., from Madison St. to Blue Island av .... — 

Center St., from Clark st. to Hudson av 

Charles pi., from Franklin st. to Fifth av 

Chicago av., from Clark St. to Pine st . 

Chicago av., from Milwaukee av. to river ., \ 

Cottage Grove av., from Thirtieth st. to Egan av 

Division St., from Milwaukee av. to Lincoln st 

Division St., from State st. to Lake Shore drive 

Douglas av., from Michigan av. to South Park av 

Eighteenth st., from Halsted st. to Blue Island av 

Erie st., from Clark st. to the river 

Eugenie St., from Clark st. to Wells st 

Fourteenth st., from State st. to Indiana av 

Groveland Parkav., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. 

H st., from Cottage Grove av. to Halsted st 

Hanover st., from Archer av. to Twenty-ninth st 

Harrison St., from Ogden av. to Rockwell st 

Harrison st., from Centre av. to Ogden av 

Hills St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. 

Indiana av., from Fourteenth st. to Eighteenth st..... .. 

Indiana st., from Hoyne av. to Western av . . 

Indiana st.,from Clai-k st. to the river 

Johnson st., from Taylor St. to Twelfth st 

Market st., from Van Buren st. to Congress st 

Maxwell st., from Canal st. to Halsted st . . . 

Michigan av., from Jackson st. to Douglas av.... 

Monroe st., from Loomis st. to Ashland av 

Morgan st., from Madison st. to Washington St. 

Oak St., from Dearborn av. to the lake .... 

Oak st., from Clark st. to Larrabee st. 

Ogden av., from Madison st. to Randolph st. . 

Parkav., from Ashland av. to P. C. &St. L. R. R 

Quincy St., from Clinton st. to Jefferson st 

Rhodes av., from Douglas av. to University pi 

Rush st., from Ohio St. to Erie St., 

Schiller St., from Clark st. to Sedgwick st 

Sedgwick st., from Lincoln st. to Sophia st 

Sigel St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. 

Stanton av., from Douglas av. to Thirty-seventh st 

State st., from Chicago av. to North av , 

State St., from Taylor st. to Twenty-second st 

State st., from Twenty. second st. to Thirty-first st «. 

State St., from Thirty-first st. to Egan av 

Taylor St., from Canal st. to Blue Island av 

Taylor st., from Throop st. to Ashland av.... 

Thirty-first st., from State st. to South Parkav t 

Thirty-third St., from State st. to eastern terminus 

Twenty-second st., from State st. to South Park av 

Van Buren st., from Canal st. to Halsted st 

Wabash av., from Douglas av. to Egan av ,.„ 

Warren av., from Oakley av. to P. C. & St. L. R. R 

Webster av., from Clark st. to Larrabee st 

Wood St., from Lake st. to Van Buren st 



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INDEX. I.T 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

PAGE. 

Adams A Co., B., for ro bate of taxes Finance 417 

Albrightson, Mrs., for compensation for damages Finance 264 

American Telegraph Co., for permission to erect poles S. & A., 3 Div. 259 

Appraisers of school land, for appointment of Granted 198 

Archer a v. bridge, widen draw ot II. & B. 264 

Baker Bros., railroad track on Taylor st S. & A., W. D. 106 

Barry Point road, change name of to Colorado av S. & A., W. D. 66 

Bftumrucker, M., for seat of Aid. Culler ton Elections 23 

Boulevard on N. Dearborn st S. & A., N. 1). 547 

Brand, >L, for track on Snow st R. R. 44 

Brid are over alley, from Sixteenth st. to Eighteenth st, etc. P. W. 24 

Bridge over a 1 lev, from Fifth av. to Franklin st P. W. 605 

Bridge ac Dearborn st Deferred 490 

Bridges, open and close by steam power , ...H. & B. 238 

Buffalo Petroleum Gas Co., for contract G L. 24 

Burdick, W. B., for compensation for dredging H. & B. 460 

Burke, M., restoration of hack license Police 281 

Burns, J. H., for lease of lake front W. & P. G. 23 

Burns, Pat, for compensation for damages Finance 569 

Butter, prohibit sale of adulterated Judiciary 273 

Chaput, E., for rebate on license Licenses 20 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co., lav tracks across Twelfth and other 

streets I.. S. & A., W.D. 199 

Chicago City Railway Co., accepting cable ordinance Filed 398 

Chicago Distilling Co., erect temporary sheds F. & W. 283 

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., track on Carroll av R. R. 129 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., for right of way... R. R. 12 

Chicago City Railway Co., for cable railroad. S. & A., S. D. 305 

Chicago West Division Railway Co., track on W. Lake st R. R. 108 

Chicago West Division Railway Co., track on W. Lake st R. R. 144 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., lay telegraph cable S. & A., S. D. 196 

Church st. , change name of S. & A. , N. D. 176 

Cobble stone pavement on Clark st S. & A., S. D. 139 

Coburn, L. L., for rebate of tax '. Finance 259 

Connelly, Thomas, contract for sewer material Judiciary 567 

Continental Railway Co., for right of way R. R. 438 

Corwith, N., vacation of alleys Morris Sub S. & A.. W. D. 72 

County Commissioners, for use of Council Chamber F. & W. 283 

Crane,' R. T., permission to lay pipe on Wilson st. . . . . . . .S. & A., W. D. 413 

Crawford, A. G., for remission of fine. Finance 332 

Dasso, John, for rebate on assessment . Finance 264 

Delap, Philip, for compensation for injuries Finance 24 

Depot at foot of Thirty. third st., for.. S. & A., S. D. 396 

De Toutennat, C. G., for public urinals , Judiciary 20 

Dinet, Joseph, for rebate of taxes Finance 71 

Dominican Si3ters, for removal of pound ....H. & 0. R. 26 

Dredging south fork of south branch of river H. & B. 467 

Extending alley, between State st. and Wabash av., south to Twentieth st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Extension of W. Twentieth st., from Centre av. to Throop st S. & A., W. D. 11 

Extension of Ward ct „S. & A., W. D. 43 

Express stand on Fifth av #> for removal of . . Judiciary 132 

Fence across end of Taylor St., for S. & A., W. D. 186 

Fibich, W., for rebate of special assessment Finance 90 

Fitzpatrick, Ellen, for compensation ...Finance 106 

Foster St., change name of • S. & A., W. D. 467 

Freese & Hamline, for permission to tap citv water mains F. & W. 186 

Fruit stands, for removal of from streets...' S. & A.,S. D. 117 

Gas on W. Fourteenth St., for G. L. 133 

Gas on W. Fifteenth St., for., P. W. 84 

Gas on Foster st., north of Harrison st G. L. 467 

Gas on Henry st , P. W. 84 

Gas en Ruble st G. L. 144 

Gar lock & Husen, for redemption of tax certificates.. ...Finance 187 

Giroux, B , for adoption of street signs G. L. 21 

Giroux, B., concerning street guide ....Jud. 66 

Gou'iy, W. C, concerning appraisers... Schools 99 

Grades of approaches to canal bridges H. & B. 438 

Harris, A. B. concerning appraisers Schools 26 

Havil, H. J., for compensation Jud. 185 

Hefter, John, for compensation for injuries to horse .. ..Finance 44 

Herting, John, paving Wesson st S. & A., N. D. 156 

Hoar, John H., for compensation, etc Finance 332 

Horse rail way on W. Lake st R. R. 116 

Horse railway on Ogden av. and Crawford av R. R. 105 

Horse railway on Ogden av R. R. 116 

Horse railway on Lake st. and Milwaukee av , R. R. 163 

Hubbs st., for changing name of H. & C. It. 479 

Huck, J. G., for connection with city water mains F. & W. 351 

Improvement of As tor at P. W. 324 

Improvement of Carpenter st P. W. 292 

Improvement of Cen tre av P. W. 324 



LII INDEX. 

PAGE., 

Improvement of Centre av. (N.) S. & A., W. D. 467 

Improvement of Clybourn av Jud. 132 

Improvement of Eiran av P. W. 185 

Improvement of Farrell at S. & A., S. D. 569 

Improvement of certain alleys S. & A., S. D. 187 

Improvement of Forrest av 8. & A., S. D. 187 

Improvement of Foster st S. & A., W. D. 467 

Improvement of Kinzie st . .. : P. W. 163 

Improvement of Lincoln st Jud. 100 

Improvement of Loomis st Filed 273 

Improvement of Loomis st S. & A., W. D. 403 

Improvement of Madison st. S. & A., W. D 26 

Improvement of Maxwell st P. W. 305 

Improvement of city's portion of Michigan av S. & A , S. D. 387 

Improvement of Morgan St., P. W. 282 

Improvement of Nineteenth st S. & A., W. D. 264 

Improvement of North Park av.... 8. & A., N. D. 413 

Improvement of O'Brien st P. W. 84 

Improvement of Ontario st „ S. & A., N. D. 44 

Improvement of South Park av S.&A...S.D. 24 

Improvement of Superior st S. & A., N. D. 99 

Improvement of Third av., for repeal of S. & A., S. D. 557 

Improvement of Washington st P. W. 19 

Improvement of W". Division st ...Jud. 511 

Jewell, Elizabeth, for compensation Finance 11 

Jones & Laugh lin, for track across Fulton st. R. R. 66 

Kadish, L. J., for reduction of water rent ,., .F. & W. 438 

Kearney, J. J., concerning appropriations Filed 490 

Kelly, Peter, for aid ... Finance 327 

Kincadc, Jas.,for compensation , „ . .,, . , Finance 327 

King, D. D., for compensation for injuries . ., Finance 26 

Laborers, for increase of wages.. Finance 99 

Lake park, for armory on... Filed 557 

Lamps on hacks, concerning , Licenses 479 

Lamps on Elston av P. W. 164 

Lamps in Twelfth ward.... , * G. L. 438 

Langna, J. E., consume sewer gas ... P. W. 419 

Law, R., sidetrack on Lumber st — R. R. 396 

Lease corner Adams and La Salle sts P. B, 511 

LeMoyne, J. V., track across Kingsbury st 8. & A., N. 1). 469 

Lumber yard, corner Twenty-second and Jefferson sts F. & W. 167 

McDermott, M., concerning grades. S. & A.,S. D. 187 

MeUrath, J. J., election Fourteenth ward alderman - Elections 21 

McGrath, J. J., election Fourteenth ward alderman .Elections 118 

McGrath, J. J., extension of time for contest of election Jad. 205 

McLcm, J. D., compensation for injuries .Finance 229 

McMahon, P., for remission of a fine .. Finance 467 

McMenamin, Chas., remission of fine Finance 129 

McNamara, Catherine, compensation for damages Finance 284 

Macadam Warren av S. & A., W. D. 233 

Macadam W. A dams St.. P. W. 209 

Mackin, Thos. 8 pay for sewers Finance 438 

Maloney, Thos., for relief from judgment... Jud. 23 

Magnetic Telephone Co., permission to construct lines F. & W. 414 

Mandel Bros., bridge alley ...8. & A., S. D. 41* 

Mann, O. L., compensation for damages Finance 438 

Market on W. Randolph st .Markets 24 

Myer, Eliza, rebate on saloon license. ..Finance 115 

Metropolitan City Railway Co., lay tracks R. R. 100 

Mueller, Wm., compensation for damages Jud. 198 

Mullins, Jas., compensation for damages Finance 292 

MuUoy, M., for quit claim deed. ,. Jud. 311 

Narrowing W. Twelfth st., for 8. & A.,W. D. 396 

Neuman, W., remission of fine «. Finance 131 

Neuman, vv M remission of fine.. , . ...... ....Finance 591 

Nichols & Edge worth, for compensation Finance 281 

Night watchmen at railroad crossings..... ., /. R. R. 498 

O'Malley, R., rebate on water tax....... F. & W. 463 

Open alley, Chicago av. to Oak st 8. & A., N. D. 238 

Open alley in Forsyth's 2d Add S. & A., S. D. 444 

Open alley, Lake st. to Randolph st S. & A., W. D. 558 

Open alley, N. M B. 56, Sec. 7. ... P. W. 350 

Open Church st .... . S. & A., N. D. 435 

Open Irving pi S. & A., W. D. 137 

OpenHinmansfc ....-.; S. & A., W. D. 175 

Open Hinmanst S. & A., W. 13. 264 

Open Maple st S. & A.,N. D. 11 

Open Rockwell st S. & A., W. D. 229 

Open street between Langley av. and Vmcennes av S. & A.,S. D. 350 

Open W. Twenty-second st P. W. 163 

Pave alley between Randolph and Lake sts , S. & A., S. D. 142 

Pave Elizabeth st . S. & A., W. D. 167 

Pave Franklin st S. & A., S. D. 516 



INDEX. LUI 

FAGK. 

Pare Monroe st Filed 133 

Pave Morgan st S. & A., W. D. 464 

Pave North a v S. & A., N. D. 26 

Pave Park av S. & A.., W. D. 351 

Pave Thirty-first st S. & A., S. D. 396 

Pearson, J. II , build additional storv on building Supt. Buildings 557 

People's Horse and Dummv R. R. Co., lay tracks R. R. 101 

People's Horse and Dummy R. R. Co., lay tracks R. R. 168 

Pine St., change name of part of , S. & A., N. D. 11 

Plank Fisk St. Granted 197 

Pound limits, W. D., extension of H. & C. R. 12 

Pound limits, W. D., extension of H. & C. R. 43 

Pumping works, for new F. & W. 185 

R-tilroad track on Hooker st R. R, 229 

Railroad track across Lake st. bridge R. R. 186 

Rees, Pierce & Co., for return of money advanced city Finance 59 

Reichardt, M., remission of line Finance 172 

Remington Sewing Machine Co., rebate on tax Finance 101 

Repair of Twelfth st P. W. 573 

Riley, P., for compensation Finance 467 

Robertson & Co., permission to pile lumber P. B, .197 

Roehr, Frank, gates at bridges H. & B. 24 

Rounsavell, R/C, lease school land.. Finance 413 

Saloon license, fix fee for at $500 Licenses 44 

Sangamon School lot, move building Schools 175 

Sangamon st. viaduct, concerning approaches toi S. & A., W. D. 163 

Sangamon st. viaduct, concerning approaches to S. & A., W. D. 198 

School Agent; for appointment of appraisers Granted 198 

Scran ton, A. B., for return of money held by city.. Finance 24 

Second hand dealers, reduction of license Jud. 66 

Sewer in allev, block 27, S. S. Add Con. in 53 

Sewer in Clvbourn place P. W. 438 

Sewer in Egan av., connect with .. .. .S. & A., S. D. 44 

Sewer in Milwaukee av P. W. 438 

Sewer in Morgan st S. & A., W. D. 20 

Sewer in W. Ohio st S. & A., W. D. 100 

Sewer in Robey st .-... S. & A., W. D. 414 

Sewer in N. State st P. W. 199 

Sewer in Twenty-second st P. W. 24 

Sewer in Union pi ....S. & A., W. D. 229 

Sewer in Van Horn st S. & A., W. D. 229 

Sewer in W. Washington st S. & A., W. D. 332 

Sewerage and river, concerning Jud. 350 

Sewers and catch basins in Michigan av Filed 603 

Shields, Jas., compensation for lost warrant Finance 332 

Shields, Margaret, for vacation of alley S. & A., W. D. 589 

Sidewalk on California av S. & A., W. D. 116 

Sidewalkon Elston av P. W. 116 

Sidewalk on Ferdinand st P. W. 132 

Sidewalk on Foster st „ P. W. 467 

Sidewalkon Fuller st S. & A., W. D. 131 

Sidewalkon Kedzie av S. & A., W. D. 106 

Sidewalk on La S die st. P. W. 26 

Sidewalk on Leavitt st ..P W. 20 

Sidewalkon Polk st S. & A., W. D. 198 

Sidewalk on Van Buren st. ''. P. W. 71 

Sidewalk on Wentworth av P. W. 26 

Sidewalk width on Astor st S. & A., N. D. 163 

Sidewalk width on Wentworth av S. & A., S. D. 26 

Sidewalks, amend ordinance concerning S. & A., W. D. 167 

Sidewalks, concerningordinance lor stone P. W. 605 

Smith St., change name of S. & A., W. D. 396 

Soehle, Sophia, for compensation for injuries Jud. 165 

Springer, F. W., for permission to connect with city sewer on Indiana av... ..S. & A., S. D. 44 

Slauber, F. A.., concerning election Fourteenth ward Filed 325 

Stauber, F. A , concerning election Fourteenth ward Elections 457 

Streets, cleaning of S. & A., W. D. 464 

Streets in North Division needing improvement P. W. 264 

Streets, for additional superintendents of. ..P. W. 171 

Street improvements, concerning Filed 399 

Telephones for fire and police service Police 24 

Tobey & Booth, bridge Grove st ., S. & A., S. D. 185 

Town of Lake, to use city water F. & W. 71 

Tracy, P. W., railroad track on Ullman st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Tucker, W. F. ( for rebate on assessment .-..„ Finance €0 

Vacation of alley, block 1, Waller's Sub . S. & A., W. D. 84 

Vacation of alley, block 18, C. T. Sub., Sec. 29 , S. & A , S. D. 90 

Vacation of part of Crittenden st S. & A., W. D. 462 

Vacation of La Salle st ,. S. & A., S. D. 397 

Vacation of Sebor and Mather sts .Filed 516 

Vacation of streets and alleys in D< uglas Park Add S. & A., W. D. 229 

Van Osdelj J. M., for compensation for services .. ....Finance 65 

Viaduct on W. Chicago av , Finance 397 



LTV INDEX, 

PAGE. 

Viaduct on Centre av . Laid over 436 

Vieracher, Jos., for compensation S. & A., N. D. 503 

Voting place in Fifth ward Elections 435 

Waller, Henry, railroad track on Union st R. R. 578 

Washington, W.J. W. W. W., concerning small pox.. .H. & C. R. 331 

Water pipe on Holt St.. P. W. 164 

Water pipe on Lincoln st . .. F. & W. 20 

Water on Thirteenth pi F. & W. 198 

Water on Twenty-ninth st .Filed 134 

Water office employes, increase of salary Finance 415 

Watriss, F. II., for cancellation of tax sale Finance 413 

Wells, French & Co., for permission to erect shed . ...F. & W. 467 

Went worth, L., for use of patent hose elevator F. & W. 100 

White st., change name of. .P. W. 292 

Widen alley between Prairie and Calumet avs P. W. 292 

Widen California av S. & A., W. D. 417 

Widen Fairfield av S. & A., W. D. 396 

W T klen Ogden av „ S. & A., W. D. 229 

Wright, John, for compensation Finance 573 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Cobble stone pavement, against use of S. & A., S. D. 139 

Cobble stone pavement, against use of. Laid over 574 

Extension of W. Indiana st S. & A., W. D. 142 

Horse railway on W. Lake st..... R. R. 115 

Horse railway on W. Jackson st — R. R. 106 

Horse railway on Michigan av R. R. 131 

Horse railway on Union Park pi . R. R. 144 

Improvement of W. Adams st Finance 413 

Improvement of Bryant av S. & A., S. D. 305 

Improvement of Butterfield st S. & A., S. D. 292 

Improvement of Carpenter st Filed 481 

Improvement of Cass st Finance 413 

Improvement ©f Center st S. & A., X. D. 388 

Improvement of Charles st S. & A., S. D. 436 

Improvement of Chestnut st Filed 460 

Improvement of Chicago av Finance 397 

Improvement of Chicago av Filed 438 

Improvement of Congress st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Dearborn st........ S. & A., S. D. 165 

Improvement of Desplaines st S. & A., W.D. 24 

Improvement of Desplaines st S. & A., W. D. 388 

Improvement of Eighteenth st Filed 323 

Improvement of Ellis av Filed 142 

Improvement of Erie st S. & A., N. D. 175 

Improvement of Erie st Finance 397 

Improvement of Forrest av , S. & A., S. D. 284 

Improvement of Harrison St.. S. & A., W. D. 396 

Improvement of Hills st Finance 419 

Improvement of Huron st S. & A., N. D. 284 

Improvement of Huron st S. & A. , N. D. 304 

Improvement of Indiana av S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Indiana av S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Indiana st Finance 397 

Improvement of Indiana st Finance 413 

Improvement of Indiana st Filed 479 

Improvement of Kinzie st S. & A., N. D. 351 

Improvement of La Salle st. Filed 467 

Improvement of Lincoln av S. & A., N. D. 28 

Improvement of Maxwell st S. & A., W. D. 284 

Improvement of Maxwell st S. & A., W. D. 415 

Improvement of Maxwell st Laid ov^r 468 

Improvement of Maxwell st ...S. & A., W. D. 499 

Improvement of Michigan st Finance 413 

Improvement of Monroe st. S. & A., W.D. 324 

Improvement of Morgan st , S. & A., W. D., 305 

Improvement of Oak st Filed 438 

Improvement of Prairie av ; S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Robey st S. & A., W. D. 23 

Improvement of Schiller st S. & A., K D. 283 

Improvement of Sigel st S. & A., N. D. 283 

Improvement of Superior st.... S. & A, N. D. 283 

Improvement of W. Taylor st : Finance 413 



INDEX. 



LV 



PAGE. 

Improvement of Wood st S. & A., W. D. 282 

Improvement of Thirty-first st S. & A., S. l>. 350 

Improvement of Thirty- tirst st S. & A., S. D. 463 

Improvement of W. Twenty-first St.... S. & A., W. D. 90 

Improvement of Twenty second st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Twenty-fourth st S. & A., s. D. 388 

Improvement of Twenty fifth st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st S. <fc A., S. D. 396 

Improvement of Twenty-sixth st 8. & A., S. D. 331 

Improvement of Twenty-eighth st S. & A., S. D. 414 

Improvement of Twenty-ninth st S. & A., S. D. 292 

Improvement of Went worth av S. & A., S. D. 333 

Improvement of Western av „ S. & A., W. D. 283 

Improvement of Whiting st S. & A., N. D. 186 

Lumber yard, Bnller, Wright & Webster's Add P. W. 142 

Lumber yard, cor. Union and Twenty-second sts F. & W. 167 

Market on W. Randolph st Markets 501 

Parade ground on Lake Park W. & P. G. 178 

Planking alley, blocks 23 and 29, S. E. K, 17 S. & A., W. D. 396 

Police station on W Twelfth st., against sale of Police 436 

Railroad track on Illinois st S. & A., N. D. 172 

Raising Eighteenth st. bridgo, against Filed 400 

Schoofsite, on Warren av ;Laid over 396 

Telegraph poles on W. Jackson st . ..S. & A., W. D. 142 



PAGE 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Ash es, enforce ordinance concerning 

Assistant meter elerk, salary of , 

Bathing houses, estimate cost of 

Bills againsc city to be audited , 

Bills against city to be audited 

Bridewell, concerning addition to 

Bridge at Fourteenth st 

Bridge at Jackson st 

Buildings, inspection of 

Cable railway, accepting, etc 

Chicago City Railway Co., accepting cable 

Chicago & Western Indiana R. R. Co., injunction against. 

City Hall, concerning 

City Hall, concerning 

City offices, close on Washington's birthday 

City taxes, commission for collecting 

City treasury, disposition of money in 

City treasury, unexpended money in 

Cobble stone pavement, concerning 

Committee reports, dates of 

Conway, Jas. T., death of 

County hospital, furnish water to 

Disabled firemen and policemen, relief of 

Disabled firemen and policemen, relief of 

Distilled liquors, concerning bill regulating, etc , 

Dredge, cost of 

Drew & Spoerl, pay for time lost 

Drinking fountain, corner May and Twelfth sts 

Eagle cage in Union park 

Election of alderman Fourteenth ward, open ballots of. 
Election of alderman Fourteenth ward, open ballots of. 

Engineer for city hall 

Factory inspectors. , 

Fences along rail way tracks 

Filling Lake Shore drive 

Finance Committee to audit bills 

Fire engine for Rawson street house 

Gage defalcation, settlement of. 

Gambling, concerning 

Gas, price of 

Gas in Council Chamber 

Gas Inspector, concerning 

Gas in Milwaukee a v „ 

Guards at railroad crossings 

Hanlon, John A., death of ., ,. 











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601 




601 






446 




446 






116 


211 


211 






231 




231 






400 


150 
150 


400 






350 




350 






398 




398 






398 










422 




439 






164 




164 






417 




417 






422 




422 






440 




440 


52 




388 










116 










152 




152 






383 




383 






292 










21 


65 


65 






350 










419 




419 


150 




101 




101 






60 




60 






558 










11 










23 










176 










463 




463 






175 










12 


218 




218 




116 


211 


211 






305 


446 




446 




324 




324 






351 










397 










56 




56 






57 




57 






116 




116 






163 


235 


399 






383 




383 







LVI 



INDEX 



RESOLUTIONS— (continued.) 



Haerting, Hans, death of. 

Hildreth, J. H., declaring ineligible to office of alderman. . 

Horse railway on State st 

Horse railways to remove ice and snow 

Horse railways to hare single track only . 

H©rse railways, Mayor to give information concerning.... 

Huck, J. G., permit to connect with water mains 

Illinois & Michigan Can U. 

Improvement of Ashland av 

Improvement of alley, from N. La Salle st. to N. State st. 

Improvement of Astor st 

Improvement of Division st. , 

Justices of the Peace, suits before.. 

Lake front, sale of 

Lake tunnel 

Lake front, bill for sale of 

Lake front, use of . 

Lamps on Delaware pi 

Lamps on North av « 

Lamps on Orchard st 

Lamps on Sullivan and Orehard sts 

Lighting streets with other than gas 

Lighting and cleaning lamps, price for 

Ligh ting streets, amount paid for 

Lumber yard in Boone's Add 

Market in block 90, S. S. Add., assessment for 

McGrath, J, J., election contest 

McGrath, J. J., on committees. 

McNally, John, death of 

Medical attendance for prisoners 

O'Shaughnessy, Wm., death of 

Ogden school, relief of 

Palmer, Fuller & Co., permit to pile lumber 

Parks, transferring to park boards 

Pavement at intersection of Hein and Sedgwick sts 

Pickle, Officer David, removal of 

Plu mbing, inspection of 

Police on street cars, etc 

Public Library act, concerning 

Pumping works, machinery for 

Railroad companies, rebating taxes to. 

Rebates on special assessments. 

Redistricting city into wards 

Removal of snow and ice from streets 

Sanitary condition of northwestern part of city 

Sewers in Sixth Ward 

Sewers in Sixth Ward, contracts for 

Sewer on Robey st 

Sidewalk on Flournoy St.. 

Sidewalk on Huron st 

Sidewalk on Western av.. 

Small pox hospital 

Special assessments for improvements 

Stauber-McGrath election contest . 

Stauber, F. A., declaring election of... 

Steam boilers, concerning 

Steam whistles, regulate blowing = .. 

Street crossings and aprons 

Street improvements, cost of , 

Taxes of 1S73 and 1874 mk 

Telegraph poles on N. Clark st. and Chicago av 

Telegraph poles in streets and alleys 

Vacation of alley adjoining Foundling's Home 

Vacation of Depuyster st., confirming 

Viaduct on Centre av 

Viaduct on Centre av. and W. Chicago av , 

Viaduct on W. Harrison st 

Viaducts, concerning 

Viaducts, concerning 

Viaducts, power of city to compel construction of . . 

Viaducts, specifications for 

Washington square, appropriation for 

Water office, investigation of 

Water tax, payment of 

Water tunnel, condition of 

Water works, for new , 



351 
1 
350 
481 
163 
186 
44« 
332 
601 

99 
4B7 
397 
413 
243 
305 
350 
600 

99 
116 
450 
351 

60 
116 
16s 
396 

6/ 

99 
142 
54? 
186 
198 
351 
480 
305 
168 
210 

74 

75 
387 
351 
405 

53 
116 
500 
591 
101 



72 
66 
387 
284 
32H 
461 
229 
44 
171 
405 
172 
118 
132 



436 
24 
575 
292 
168 
454 
106 
396 

233 



278 



150 
444 



447 

271 

395 
397 

212 

219 

150 



217 

490 



211 



351 



601 

467 

413 

278 
305 



453 
450 
450 
221 
116 



67 



142 

542 



198 
447 



16S 



75 

395 



405 



292 
66 
60 



66 
3S7 



462 



171 
405 
17'2 

132 



209 

575 

24 

576 

168 
454 



233 



446 



479 



444 



271 
74 



308 



220 



211 

74 



INDEX. LVII 

SELECT COMMITTEES. 

PAGE- 

City ordinances, on revision of Deterred 30fi 

Standing Committees, report of Adopted 19 

Street improvements, on order concerning , Laid over and Pub. 331 

Street improvements, on order concerning Filed 438 

Viaducts, on Laid over 482 

Viaducts, on Con. in 499 



SUPERINTENDENT OF BUILDINGS. 

Annual report Filed 387 

Chicago Distilling Co., on petition for frame shed Granted 480 

City Hall, report covering resolution concerning P. B. 168 



SUPERINTENDENT FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Report on electric light Laid over 468 

Report on electric light Filed 499 



SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. 

Annual inspection of Police Department. Filed 419 

Annual report Filed 511 



Mav 10 J 



[1880. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



ZLv£^"H- lO, 18SO. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Phelps, Clark, Mallory.Grannis, Turn- 
er, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, McNally, 
Eiordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Eisner, McNurney, Throop, Swift, Rawleigh, 
Everett, Knopf, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Wardf Wetterer, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Rawleigh moved that the outgoing mem- 
bers do now vacate their seats for the newly 
elected Aldermen. 

Agreed to. 

The City Clerk announced that all the Alder- 
men declared elected had filed their official 
oaths in his office. 

His Honor the Mayor directed the Clerk to 
call the roll. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Mc- 
Nurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Youna-, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley. 

Absent— Aid. McCormick. 

Aid. Ballard presented a preamble and reso- 
lution declaring James H. Hildreth ineligible 
to the office of Alderman, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

Aid. Peevey moved to lay the resolution on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, McAu- 
ley, Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 21. 

Nays— Ballard, Clark, Grannis, Watkins, Alt- 
peter, Thompson, Brady, Meier (16th Ward), 
Burley— 9. 

Aid. Smyth presented the following list of 
of Standing Committees, and moved that it be 
adopted. 

Finance— Swift, Cullerton, Clark, Sanders, 
and McCormick. 

Railroads— Smyth, Swift, Dixon, Riordan, and 
Lawler. 



Judiciary— Shorey, Cullerton, Young, Clark, 
and Smyth. 

Fire and Water— Thompson, Purcell, Hul- 
bert, Ballard, and McAuley. 

Schools— Everett, Burley, Burke, Brady, and 
Watkins. 

WharBng Privileges— Imhof, Lorenz, Wat- 
kins, Meier, and Schroeder. 

Streets and Alleys— South Division: Clark, 
Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, and McAuley. 

Streeth and Alleys— West Division: Lawler, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Peevey, McNurney, Bond, 
Everett, Brady, and Lorenz. 

Streets and Alleys— North Division: McCor- 
mick, Imhof, Barrett, and Young. 

Wharves and Public Grounds — Peevey, Bond, 
Murphy, Burke, and Riordan. 

Local Assessments— Cullerton, Burley, 
Smyth, Meier, and Lorenz. 

Health and County Relations— Wickersham, 
Lawler, Peevey, McAuley, and Murphy. 

Gas— Sanders, Thompson, Barrett, Murphy, 
and Shorey. 

Harbors and Bridges— Riordan, Altpeter, 
Meyer, Watkins, and Schroeder. 

Elections— Barrett, Hulbert, Wickersham, 
Swift, and Young. 

Police— Dixon, Stauber, Bond, Thompson, 
and Burke. 

Printing— Meyer, Wickersham, Ballard, Sho- 
rey, and Burley. 

Bridewell— Purcell, Hulbert, Stauber, Shroe- 
der and Meier. 

License— Ballard, McCormick, Grannis, Hil- 
dreth, and Meyer. 

Buildings— Grannis, Everett, Hildreth, Im- 
hof, and McNurney. 

Markets— McNurney, Altpeter, Purcell, 
Brady, and Stauber. 

Aid. Altpeter moved that the list be referred 
to a select committee. 

Aid. Dixon moved, as an amendment, that the 
committee be composed of three Republicans, 
two Democrats, and one Socialist. 

Aid. Altpeter accepted the amendment. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion to 
refer, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Burke, Altpeter, Purcell, Mc- 
Nurney, Schroeder, Bond, Stauber, Meyer (15th 



May JO, 



[1880. 



Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Mur- 
phy, Burley— 19. 

jVai/;*— Sanders, McAuley, Oullerton, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Eve- 
rett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Barrett— 14. 

The Chair appointed as such committee, Aid. 
Altpeter, Wickeroham, Purcell, Clark, Swift, 
and Burley. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the rules of the last 
Council be adopted temporarily for the govern- 
nient of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted the follow- 
ing message: 

Gentlemen op the City Council: One of 
the duties enjoined upon the Mayor of this 
city by the charter is the presentation of a 
resume of the operations of the various de- 
partments at the close of the fiscal year, and, 
in compliance therewith, I have the honor to 
submit on this occasion such facts as are of 
interest, not only to yourselves as representa- 
tives of the city, but to the people, who are 
interested in knowing how their money has 
been expended. 

In a large and enterprising city like Chicago, 
there are a great many things that transpire, 
small in themselves, but large when results 
are taken into consideration, but owing to the 
narrow limits to which a message must neces- 
sarily be confined, I shall only be able to give 
the more salient features of the events that 
have occurred during the year, and offer such 
suggestions and recommendations as circum- 
stances may w r arrant. 

At the outset permit me to congratulate you 
on the present prosperous condition of the 
city's affairs, and assure you that never in the 
history of Chicago was its credit better and on 
a more substantial footing than now. When 
the present Administration came into power 
we found a grevious legacy of scrip, all the 
employes unpaid for weeks, and contractors 
charging exorbitant prices for their wares and 
work for the reason that they figm-ed on pay- 
ments in paper of depreciated value. To-day 
the curse of scrip has been so nearly wiped out 
that we can now cheerfully look forward to a 
very early day when cash alone will liquidate 
all current expenses; and already I can felici- 
tate you on the fact that the city's employes 
nave been paid promptly, and have not been 
forced to hawk their paper upon the street to 
the highest bidder. 

The affairs of the city have been managed for 
nearly three-quarters of the past fiscal year on 
the cash basis, and the only true system,— "pay 
as you go," — inaugurated in all important con- 
tracts. The results have been a large saving 
to the city, more efficient service in the depart- 
ments, and a better class of work on public 
improvements at a less cost. 

These changes have not been effected without 
considerable trouble and sacrifice. When in- 
stalled into office, I found that four months of 
the year had been run on a basis of about 90 
per cent, of the appropriation for the year, in- 
stead of 85, and I was at once forced to live 
within the latter limit in order to carry out the 
policy of retrenchment so as to secure a sur- 

Slus for the resumption of cash payments. In 
une, I discovered that a law had been hur- 
riedly passed by the Legislature restricting 
the issuance of warrants or scrip to 75 per cent, 
of the tax-levy, and learned from the Law 
Department that this limitation operated upon 
the entire year of 1879. There was also a law 
passed to restrict the tax-lev y to 2 per cent., 
exclusive of a levy for the payment of bonds 
or interest thereon and for school purposes, 
and with these various restrictions I had to set 
to work to curtail expenditures. I immediate- 
ly brought about a reduction in salaries in all 



the departments and had employes, whose ser- 
vices were not needed to the city, discharged. 
The reductions went into effect July 1, and 
consequently the disagreeable burden fell on 
the last half of the fiscal year, the expenses up 
to June having been at about the rate of 90 
per cent, on the total appropriation for the 
year. 

The departments were re-organized, and the 
same close and exacting attention to duty was 
required as in private corporations. The opin- 
ion that efficient service cannot be secured 
from employes in a public corporation I have 
looked upon as entirely wrong. I am aware 
that in this view of the case I run counter to 
the sentiment prevailing in this city to a large 
extent as to public service, and, in illustration, 
I need only to refer to the applications of 
hundreds who seek places for which they are 
not fitted, but to which they aspire simply be- 
cause they believe them sinecures and rewards 
for political work. "Position and salary, but 
no work," has been a cry to which altogether 
too much heed has been paid in the past. The 
corporation, whether National, State, or local, 
has been too frequently regarded as an aggre- 
gation especially created for "bleeding" pur- 
poses, and the aim of employes has been to see, 
not how much labor they could render in re- 
turn for their salaries, but how little could be 
done. This looseness has been tempting to the 
lazy and indolent, and many have been anxious 
to abandon good situations for the more easy 
life of a public position, even in the face of 
possible removal on the change of an Adminis- 
tration. I took the position that the employes 
in the departments should be treated the same 
as those engaged with private firms, and to-day 
every one working for the city is required to 
report prom ptla for duty, And render full ser- 
vice for his salary, and, in The case of the heads 
of subordinate departments, they are obliged 
to report to their superiors the daily disposi- 
tion of their force and the work accomplished 
under them, and they to the Mayor. 

The contractors were also dealt with on a 
different plan from that formerly in vogue, and 
compelled to concede that the body politic had 
some rights which they were bound to respect. 
Combinations, fostered by indifference on the 
part of officials, have been broken up, prices 
have been reduced all around, in spite of the 
advance in the value of material and the wages 
of labor; and the work of the city is being done 
under a healthful system of fair and independ- 
ent competition in proposals. 

Besides a rigid economy in the Departments, 
the revenues have been collected promptly 
and impartially. Favoritism should have no 
place in a municipal corporation. The exten- 
sion of favors should not be displayed in viola- 
tion of laws and ordinances of the city, but all, 
from the humblest to the most exalted, should 
be treated alike; and hence the collections 
have proceeded during the year throughout all 
the channels, irrespective of persons or parties, 
to the utmost penny demanded by the laws. 
The returns consequently show a decided 
increase over previous years in the amounts 
gathered into the Treasury from all classes of 
persons who are required to do business under 
a license ; and, although the strict collections 
may have worked a hardship in some instances, 
tne complaints were scarcely heard when it 
became known that all were served alike under 
imperative laws which my oath of office com- 
pelled me to execute. My sense of sympathy 
oftimes dictated leniency, but my sense of 
duty could discover no elasticity in the laws 
and ordinances for special cases. 

With such economy as I have outlined and 
the prompt collection of all revenues, the sav- 
ings have, reached into thousands of dollars, 
and the surplus of funds accumulated thereby 
has put us in a position of not only being able 



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to meet a large portion of our expenditures 
with cash, but to so establish confidence among 
moneyed men as to place our bonds in the 
market at a rate of interest nearly the same as 
that paid by the most favored Eastern cities. 

In illustration of what has been accom- 
plished, I invite your earnest consideration to 
the following financial exhibit prepared by 
Controller Gurnev : 

Bonded debt Dec. 31, 1S79 $13,043,000 

Of which is due Julv 1, 1SS0 781,000 

Interest on bonds due July 1, 1S80. . . . 452,070 

faxes collected during 1879 : 
For years prior to 1873, principally 

from tax deeds and tax purchasers $ 9,062 
For vears prior to 1873 from Town and 

County Collectors 220,176 

For vears prior to 1874 from Town and 

County Collectors 638,772 

For vears prior to 1875 from Town and 

County Collectors 211,299 

For vears prior to 1S76 from Town and 

County Collectors 133,266 

For vears prior to 1877 from Town and 

County Collectors 227,202 

For vears prior to 1878 from Town and 

County Collectors. 3,612,633 

Total $ 5,052,414 

Uncollected taxes, most of which is supposed 
to be ultimately collectable : 

1571 (embraced" in tax deeds held by 

the city $ 13,025 

1572 (part embraced in tax deeds held 
bv the city, sale enjoined, now in 

hands of Law Department) . . 98,078 

1873 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1879) 55,711 

1874 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1879) 88,098 

1875 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1879) 131,721 

1876 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1879) 27,927 

1877 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1S79) 43,131 

1878 (forfeited and extended on tax 
warrant 1879) , 73,599 

1879 (now in process of collection by 
County Collector) 3,776,966 

Old taxes embraced in tax deeds to 
city in 1872 13,837 

Total .$4,322,098 

Of 1779 tax there has been collected 
May 1, 1880, and paid over to City 
Treasurer $1,940,984 

Up to same date last year he had re- 
ceived from taxes of 1878 909,622 

Amount due from D. A. Gage, still 
included in assets 456,545 

Amount- due from Duncan, Sherman 
& Co., still included in assets 35,542 

Amount of Von Hollen defalcation. . . . 134,085 

Amount of old certificates of indebt- 
edness paid during 1879 249,000 

Amount of interest on same paid 26,643 

CASH BALANCES DEC. 31, 1879. 

Water Fund $ 340,251 

Special assessments... 135,486 

Jonathan Burr Fund 4,229 

Police, Life, and Health Insurance 

Fund 331 

Policemen and Firemen's Relief-Fund 3,993 

School Fund 33,768 

General Sinking-Fund 1,007 

River Improvement Sinking-Fund 1,103 

Sewerage Sinking Fund 836 

School Sinking Fund 921 

General Fund, old account 41,906 

General taxes, 1370 135 

General taxes, 1873 24,950 

General taxes, 1874 69,408 



Water-Tax Fund, old account . . . 
School-Tax Fund, old account... 
Department Public Works, 1877. 

School-Tax Fund, 1877 

General Fund, 1878 

Fire- Department Fund, 1878 

Sewerage Fund, 1878 

Department Public Works, 1878. 

Street-Lamp Fund, 1878 

Police Fund, 1878. 



8,293 

11,873 

10,031 

20,058 

188,419 

3,457 

45,612 

120,396 

65 

3,060 

School Tax F und , 1878 54,669 

64,600 

68 

19,308 

17,810 



Contingent Fund, 1878. 
Public Library Fund, 1878 
Sewerage -Tax Fund, 1878.. 
City-Hall Fund, 1878. 



General Fund, 1879 95,858 

Fire-Department Fund, 1879 4.578 



Sewerage Fund, 1879 34,997 

Sewerage-Tax Fund, 1879 

Department Public Works, 1879 

School. Tax F und, 1879 

Police Fund, 1879 

Street-Lamp Fund 1879... 

Public Library Fund, 1879 



8,031 
47,233 
21,879 
13,127 
4,402 
6,180 
Forfeitures in 1873 and 1874 482,951 



Total. 



Funds of 1879. 

Dep't Public Works. 

Sewerage Fund 

Sewerage Tax Fund 

Police Fund... 

Fire Dep't Fund 

Street Lamp Fund.. 
Public LibraryFund 

Interest account 

General Fund 



Appropri- 
ation. 

$473,963 

I 67,716 

\ 21,503 

250,000 

536,062 

508,183 

325,000 

39,000 

675,323 

263,044 



$1,951,386 

Exp'ded 

to March Savings 
31, '80. 
$303,104 $170,858 

j 75,537 13,682 

191,290 
*444,186 

410,275 

tH8,218 

30,296 

$459,342 

215,722 



58,709 
76,875 
97,907 
81,781 
8,703 
101,345 
47,321 



Total $657,187 



*$15,000 reserved for West Division Police 
Station. 

t$125,000 reserved for amount due West Side 
Gas Company. 

t$ 114,635 reserved for interest unpaid. 

WATER DEPARTMENT. 
1874. 

Water rents collected $705,926 

Operating expenses $300,953 

Interest paid 313,768 



Surplus. 



1876. 



614,751 

5 91,174 



Water rents collected $833,963 

Operating expenses $286,776 

Interest paid 351,128 

637,904 

Surplus $196,059 

1877. 

Water rents collected $908,500 

Operating expenses $278,366 

Interest paid 335,703 

614,070 

Surplus $294,430 

1878. 

Water rents collected 944,190 

Operating expenses $266,173 

Interest paid 318,284 

584,459 

Surplus $359,731 

1879. 

Water rents collected $922,011 

Operating expenses $255,436 

Interest paid 291,721 

547,157 



Surplus $37^; 



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THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

This branch of the city's service, to which 
our people closely look fbr protection to their 
property, persons, and lives, is in a well- 
organized and efficient state. Strict discipline 
has been maintained throughout the force, and 
the spirit of emulation encouraged among the 
men by a recognition of a full attention to duty 
and good service. 

The good work accomplished can no better 
be shown than by a tabulated statement of the 
value of property reported stolen and the 
value of recoveries made during the first four 

months of the past year and the first four 
months of the present year and several years 
back. 

Value of Value of 

property stolen 

reported property 

1873-'4. stolen. recovered. 

April $22,448 $11,001 

May 30,740 16,519 

June 33,695 20,808 

July 31,978 16,854 

August 29,618 16,423 

September 45,899 26,105 

October 43,677 20,142 

November 28,504 13,286 

December ; 28,910 12,269 

January 25,8-24 19,794 

February 14,054 15,454 

March 12,162 22,026 

Total ; $347,589 $210,685 

1877. 

January $15,478 $ 7,716 

February 17,171 9,576 

March 17,700 10,524 

April.... 14,475 11,421 

May 11,447 9,491 

June 8,638 5/235 

July 8,092 10,099 

August 12,996 9,365 

September 11,831 10,094 

October 21,398 13,756 

November.... 13,915 28,801 

December..... 11,703 8,885 

Total $161,909 $132,037 

1878. 

January $ 14,700 $ 9,625 

February 15,666 12,283 

March 6,901 9,050 

April 7,850 6,389 

May 15,142 6,826 

June , 11,275 4,024 

July 15,257 5,596 

August..... 29,365 22,959 

September 12,965 10,769 

October 8,320 13,176 

November 8,041 9,404 

December 10,682 5,725 

Total $156,169 $115,838 

1879 

January $ 8,834 $ 7,432 

February 8,340 5,689 

March 7,599 4,269 

April 13,036 8,364 

May 8,445 14,368 

June 8,278 10,982 

July 16,186 5,246 

August 6,192 6,389 

September.. 7,494 8,300 

October 6,391 8,776 

November... 6,480 6,081 

December 8,755 7,468 

Total $106,034 $ 93,370 



1880. 


Value of property 
reported stolen, ex- 
clusive of horses, 
vehicles, etc. 


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January 

February 


$ 12,939 
4,746 
6,029 
4,065 


$ 5,066 
2,441 
2,990 
4,252 


$ 9,708 
8,229 
9,645 
12,150 


$ 6,129 
5,197 
3,733 




5,026 




Total 

Grand Total . . . 


$ 27,781 
$ 42,530 


$ 14,749 


$ 39,733 
$ 59,819 


$ 20,085. 



In this exhibit the Illinois Central Railroad 
robbery, which occurred in June last, is not 
included. The reason why it is omitted is be- 
cause no report was ever made by the railroad 
officials to the police authorities, and the 
amount is simply conjectural, various sums 
having been given. No record therefore has 
been kept in the Department. The robbery 
and recovery of the property and arrest or the 
thieves occurred so near together — within 
twenty-four hours of the event— that neither 
the then Acting Superintendent nor the rail- 
road people thought it worth the while appar- 
ently to make any note of it. 

Taking the years above given, I find that in 
1873-74 $136,904 worth of property, which had 
been reported stolen, was not recovered; in 
1877, $28,872 not recovered ; 1878, $40,331 not re. 
covered; and in 1879 the Department was only 
$12,664 behind. During the last year, conse- 
quently, the value of stolen property recovered 
was largely in excess of any previous year. 
The amount reported stolen was considerably 
less than that of any previous year, as a glance 
at the totals will indicate. During the first 
four months of 1879 the value of property re- 
ported stolen amounted to $47,810, and the value 
of stolen property recovered $25,756, leaving the 
Department $22,054 behind in its recoveries. 
During the first four months of the present year 
the value of property stolen reached $42,530.59, 
and of property recovered $59,819.09. We have 
thus actually recovered $17,288.50 more worth 
of property, both of what was reported and 
unreported. This large excess of recoveries 
over the amount stolen appears on its face 
somewhat singular and absurd, bnt when it is 
taken into consideration that the recoveries 
noted include property of which no reports 
were made, and which was recovered outside 
of the city, and property that was stolen dur- 
ing the past and prior years, the statement 
becomes plain and intelligible. It convincingly 
demonstrates the increased efficiency of the 
force, and carries evidenceof the strict honesty 
of the Departmeut in its dealings with the 
thieves and criminals of the city. 

BOARD OP PUBLIC-WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

In no branch of the public service has there 
been greater improvement than in this Depart- 
ment. Everything was found in a somewhat 
disorganized condition, and steps were at once 
taken to reorganize and improve at all possible 
points. This was especially the case in the 
WaterOffice. Although nearly a million of dol- 
lars was being annually collected from water 
rates, the manner of keeping the accounts was 
so devoid of system and the necessary checks 
to prevent errors and to detect dishonesty, as 
to present strong temptations for the embez- 
zlement of the city's money. A thorough over- 
hauling of the accounts for three or four years 
back was promptly instituted, and resulted in 
bringing to light the fact that one of the divis- 
ion clerks had stolen about $19,000 during this 
time, while in the accounts of two of the re- 
maining three divisions it was found that from 



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[1880. 



$1,200 to $1,500 per annum had been abstracted, 
but such was the loose and uncertain manner 
of keeping the books that the guilty parties 
could not be certainly identified and made lia- 
ble. The new system inaugurated, and now in 
full operation, is as complete as that of a first- 
class banking-house. No one is allowed to re- 
ceive money but the cashier, who is under 
heavy bonds, ami the checks upon him are so 
complete that every cent received is checked 
up, balanced, and 'rigidly accounted for each 
day. While the new system instituted is thus 
complete, the running" expenses of the office 
have been reduced nearly one-half by the dis- 
charge of forty-three men, which reduction 
may be briefly shown as follows: 
When the present administration came 
into power the entire pay-roll of the 
Water Department amounted per 
month to $6,449.74:, which per annum 

is $77,396.08 

The reduced lists and estimates sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner for the 
year 1880 as sufficient to cover the en- 
tire pay roll for this year, and for 
which only an aggregate appropria- 
tion was asked and granted, amounts 
to 45,288.75 

Difference and saving to the city per 

annum $32,108.13 

The collections have also been more rigidly 
enforced under the new system than formerly, 
as is shown by the following: 
Whole amount collected from water 
rates for the year ending December 

31,1878 $944,190 

Whole amount collected from water 
rents for the year ending December 
31, 1879, notwithstanding the reduc- 
tion of 25 per cent, on the frontage 

rates 922,011 

Aggregate reduction in 1879 on frontage 

rates (about) 105,000 

Which proves that the collections nave been 
$82,820 more, if figured on the same basis, than 
in 1878, thus showing the palpable improvement 
effected by the reorganization of this Depart- 
ment. 

A great improvement was also accomplished 
in other directions. 

A general system of daily reports was insti- 
tuted and required throughout the whole De- 
Sartment from the various foremen over out- 
oor work for the city. The men engaged in 
street repairing and cleaning, in se werage work, 
laying water-pipes, etc., were accounted for in 
detailed reports which are laid upon the Com- 
missioner's desk each day. These reports show 
the number of men and teams engaged in each 
job, the locality, character, and extent of the 
work from day to day. The monthly pay-rolls 
are checked by these daily reports, and use- 
less and unnecessary men and teams detected 
and dispensed with promptly. Full and regu- 
lar reports are also required of all water and 
sewerage pipes, brick, cement, lumber, and 
other material purchased and used by the city. 
A strict account is kept and prompt reports 
made of the several quantities received, the 
quantities used and where used, and quantities 
remaining on hand, so that nothing is allowed 
to be wasted, overlooked or lost. 

The contractors were also dealt with on a 
different principle from that previously in 
force. The Commissioner took the ground at 
the start that he would have no secret deal- 
ings with the contractors; that all his acts 
would be open and free to tne inspection of 
every one who cared to know about them. He 
invited the fullest and freest competition, as- 
suring every one that no favoritism would be 
shown, and that no influence or consideration 
of any sort would keep him from making the 
award honestlv in every case, to the lowest 
responsible bidder. He has steadily held to 



this promise, and consequently the bidding for 
the city's work is now full and spirited. Con- 
tracts are carefully drawn to express clearly 
and exactly the agreement made. The city 
complies faithfully with all its promises, and 
requires each contractor to do the same. By 
this course, faithfully maintained, lawsuits 
have been avoided, and many thousands of dol- 
lars saved to the city. Besides, combinations 
have been severed,, and notably that organized 
to control the sewer-pipe purchases. In the 
purchase of these pipes last season, it was dis- 
covered, after the bids had been received, that 
there was a combination among the Western 
pipe manufacturers. All the bids were set 
aside, and new proposals invited by soliciting 
Eastern competition. By this course $12,000 
was saved to the city in this one item of mate- 
rial purchased for the city's use. Within the 
past few days another combination was discov- 
ered, which we were determined should be 
broken, and hope to save thereby many thous- 
and dollars. 

Subsequent events have shown that the com- 
bination was a formidable one, but it has since 
been successfully beaten. After readvertising 
for new proposals for iron water-pipes, in spite 
of protests and threats of injunction, the De- 
partment secured more favorable bids, and de- 
cided to award the contract to the lowest bid- 
der—at a figure $22,500 less than the next lowest 
and $33,500 lower than the combination bid. 
The successful bidders are responsible men, 
and will furnish first-class quality of pipe. 

In lumber, brick, cement, iron, water-pipe, 
etc., the city is a heavy purchaser. Instead of 
requiring each bid to be for the whole quan- 
tity advertised, thus shutting out bidders of 
limited means and restricting the competition • 
to a few heavy dealers, the door was thrown 
open to all, bids being allowed to be made for a 
part or all as suited the convenience and ability 
of those bidding, the Commissioner reserving 
the right to select and make awards on bids in 
detail or in the aggregate, as proved best for 
the city. An instance of the advantage of the 
system may be given : In the early days of 
the present Administration an advertisement 
was put in for 300,000 feet of heavy oak lumber. 
A gentleman called at the office to say that he 
had 100,000 feet that would exactly suit and he 
would sell it cheap, but he could not furnish 
the whole amount asked, and supposed, there- 
fore, that he could not bid. He was told to 
put in his bid for what lumber he had. When 
the bids were opened this bid was for $11.50 
per 1,000, while the next lowest was at #16.50 
per 1,000, and thus the city saved $500 in this 
one item alone, and the man considered the 
privilege to bid a favor. 

Still another combination was discovered and 
routed. This was on the substitution of granite 
for Bedford stone for the columns and pilasters 
on the new City -Hall. In the early part of last 
summer the City-Hall contractors proposed to 
the Building Committee to furnish granite col- 
umns and pilasters for the sum of $108,000 in 
addition to their existing contracts, and subse- 
quently the Committee recommended the ac- 
ceptance of the proposition to the Conncil. 
The recommendation was concurred in ; but, 
being satisfied that the matter had been hastily 
considered, I sent in a veto. The Council then 
adopted a resolution directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to enter into negotia- 
tions with the contractors, and, in accordance 
therewith, he held several interviews with the 
gentlemen, but finding that they were disposed 
to adhere to the figures recommended by the 
Council, he declined to make terms with them 
and discontinued the negotiatiohs. The Com- 
missioner and myself took the ground that 
granite pilasters were not desirable, considering 
the difference in price, and that the dark Bed- 
ford stone in contrast with the granite columns 
would look as well, if not better, than granite 



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£ Masters. The result was, that on the 4th of 
•ecember last the Commissioner and myself 
succeeded in entering into an agreement and 
contract with the contractors to furnish granite 
columns of the same quality and exactly like 
those on the county side for $37,000, thus secur- 
ing a saving to the city of $71,000— the difference 
between $ 108,000 and $37,000. The same rate of 
payment would have procured granite pilasters 
for $23,000, which, added to the columns (37,000), 
would make $60,000,— a saving of $48,000 to the 
city over the contract directed by the Council. 

In all other contracts, the interests of the 
city have been likewise subserved, and thus in 
less than one year several hundred thousand 
dollars have been saved. While on this subject 
of contracts, I desire to call your attention to 
the delusive and pernicious system of allowing 
private contracts for paving streets. Quite a 
number of streets were paved in 1879 and the 
work done by private contract. The method of 
securing this work is something like the fol- 
lowing: A contractor will get up a form of 
contract for paving a street in the manner that 
will pay him the best profit, stating a price in 
said contract for the work per lineal foot or 
square yard. He then canvasses the street to 
get the signatures of the lot owners, making 
such private terms and side agreements with 
the influential portion especially as will induce 
them to sign the contract. When the signa- 
tures of the owners of three-fourths of the lots 
are obtained an application is made to this 
Council for an order requiring an assessment 
to be made on the remaining lot-owners for 
their share of the improvement and directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to let this 
part of the work, and also the city's portion for 
the intersections, to the party holding the 
three-fourths contract, at a price not exceed- 
ing that stated in said contract, This restricts 
the letting to this one party, and really fixes 
the price, if the order of the Council be strictly 
obeyed, for the same price is not in excess, and, 
having no competitor, it must be let to him at 
this figure. All this is directly in violation of 
the general law, which requires all the con- 
tracts for city work to be let to the lowest 
bidder, and I do not believe that the assess- 
ments against the remaining owners can be 
legally collected unless the work is thus let. 
The Commissioner has refused to let to such 
parties in any case except they came down to 
the lowest bids the Department had lately 
received for similar work. The consequence 
has been, as stated by the Superintendent of 
Streets in his report for 1879, that the prices 
named in private contracts have averaged 25 
per cent, more than the Commissioner allowed 
or paid for the very same work on the same 
streets and done at the same time. This whole 
system ought to be changed, and I would rec- 
ommend that your honorable body take some 
action in the matter. In this connection, I 
would also recommend that you pass an ordi- 
nance directing that no person or persons be 
allowed to open any paved street, for laying 
water or gas connections, private drains, or 
for any other like purpose, unless such person 
or persons shall have first deposited with the 
city a sum of money sufllcient to enable the 
city to restore such street when so opened. 
I make this recommendation because I have 
seen that in no way are our paved streets 
more seriously damaged than by the present 
system of restoration adopted by the pri- 
vate person or persons making the open- 
ing. The city should have entire con- 
trol of the paved streets, should make 
all repairs, and be held responsible for their 
condition. 

The problem of the best system of street- 
paving for the city is yet unsolved. But the 
city is to be congratulated upon the fact that 
the miserable cheat of pine-block paving has 
lost favor with nearly the entire community. 



Even interested contractors are ashamed lon- 
ger to advocate it. Whether cedar blocks shall 
meet the same verdict remains to be told only 
by time. This, like other wooden-block paving, 
has the merit of comparative cheapness, and of 
being noiseless, and, except in cold weather 
when the ground is frozen, not injurious to the 
horses. But, like all wooden pavements, it is 
not susceptible to repair. While new it is good, 
but when it becomes uneven there is but one 
remedy: that is, to endure as long as possible, 
and to build anew. It has been found that on 
our soft soil it is impracticable to lay any sys- 
tem of blocking without a board or flag founda- 
tion. The blocks, being of uneven texture, do 
not wear alike. The result is that one becomes 
more worn than its neighber. The wheel of a 
heavy van drops upon the lower one with a 
heavy poundage, thus wearing and destroying 
it the more rapidly. To lift the worn-out block 
and replace it with a new one would require 
that each new block should be cut to suit the 
hight of the old block next to it. This would 
be nearly if not quite as costly as to rebuild the 
whole. 

After a careful study of the question, lam 
led to think that for the heavy business streets 
in the heart of the city a more durable pave, 
ment and one more susceptible to constant and 
watchful repair should be adopted. In nearly 
all the European cities the Belgian block is 
now being used for all heavy traffic streets. 
This block, when worn, can be lifted readily, 
and a little sand beneath lifts it up to an even 
surface. When the heavy traffic of the day 
ends, the street gang goes along with a few 
stones and a hand-cart of sand, and before dark 
the street is made as good as new* Asphalt 
blocks could be repaired in the same way. 

The objection to the Belgian block is, first, 
that it is noisy. That is more in fancy than in 
reality. The ear rapidly becomes accustomed 
to a regular noise, so that the absence of it be- 
comes disagreeable. In the depths of the Mam- 
moth Cave the tourist imagines he hears the 
painful silence, and when he comes out the 
din of the world is a sweet sound The inhab- 
itant of a rural distinct finds that the noise in 
any city street keeps him awake, while the 
engineer sleaps soundly bv the side of his 
thundering engine, and awakens when it slows 
up more than usual. The denizen of a narrow 
street in Cologne sleeps like a babe, though a 
hundred wagons are rattling along the rough 
stone streets. Our streets are so wide that we 
would not care much for the noise. Field & 
Leiter are not at all disturbed by the noise 
from the cobble-stone pavement on Market 
street. 

Another objection to the Belgian block is, that 
it is injurious to the horses, except when mov- 
ing at a moderate gait. This is an objection 
that has more than a compensating benefit. 
The heart of Chicago is already very much 
crowded. In a few years the traffic in it will 
be unsurpassed by that in any other city. Fast 
traveling, if possible, will be dangerous. A 
pavement which will force the owner of a fast 
horse to slow up to save his animal will be a 
great protection to others among and through 
whom he jostles. 

The next objection to the pavement is its 
costliness. I recommend that the city and its 
authorities urge upon the General Assembly 
next winter that it pass a law that whenever a 
street or part of a street shall be paved in a 
permanent manner by the owners of the front- 
age, then such street or part of a street shall 
be accepted by the city, and forever thereafter 
kept in repair from the General Fund. The 
heart of the city is used by the whole city. If 
the owner of a lot in it spends enough to lay a 
permanent and costly pavement, the remainder 
can afford to keep it up, and, as such heart 
grows, permanent streets will spread until the 
whole city becomes well paved. If owners are 



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unwilling to lay permanent pavements, then 
let them put down their cedar blocks, but force 
them to renew as fast as it becomes rough. 

My definition of permanent pavement is any 
weli-lai(l one which admits of ready repairs, 
whether the same be stone blocks, asphalt 
blocks, or a deep and heavy macadam. For 
streets not heavily traveled I believe no pave- 
ment so gootl as a deep, well-laid macadam. It 
is of all others the least injurious to the horse 
and admits of the fastest speeding over it. It 
can alwavs be repaired. To have such a street 
accepted'by the city it should be laid at least 
two leet deep, be thoroughly rolled by a heavy 
steam roller, and have cobble or Belgian block 
gutters. By laying it say four inches below 
grade, it will be' ready for a block pavement on 
top whenever the street on which it shall be 
laid requires, by its becoming heavily trafficked, 
such more lasting pavement. Officers and en- 
gineers of many other cities have been to see 
me within the past year, and, with few excep- 
tions, all agree that a good macadam is the best 
pavement for all outer streets and all inner 
streets over which fast locomotion is neces- 
sary. 

Chicago covers a large territory. Leading 
streets reaching from the centre of town to the 
various suburbs or outer limits as arteries must 
be paved in such a manner as to admit of rapid 
locomotion. We should have two or more such 
streets running from the centre to the limits 
in each quarter of the town, laid with heavy 
macadam. These should he first laid by the 

Eroperty'-owners, but afterwards they should 
e kept 'up by general taxation. They will he 
for the benefit of all, and should he maintained 
by all. 

It is a great hardship to make a lot-owner 
keep up a pavement for the benefit of the pub- 
lie. West Adams street, from the bridge to 
Halsted street, has been worn out by the pub- 
lic, and yet the rents along it do not pay much 
more than taxation takes from the owner. 
Cheap houses cannot be erected on it, and good 
improvements would be wasted investment. 
Such a street, after once permanently im- 
proved, should be kept up by the public. Un- 
til some such a system be adopted we will 
continue to have cheap pavements and dis- 
graceful streets. Until the present system of 
paving by special assessments ceases to be the 
only one, we will have constant remonstrances 
against new improvements, and patriotic 
Aldermen yielding to the demands of the ob- 
jectors. 

In connection with a thorough system of 
street-paving there should also he inaugurated 
a system which will force broad tires upon 
trucks and wagons used for carrying heavy 
loads. Many wagons now in Chicago hear loads 
of from 10,000 to 15,000 pounds. Our level 
grades permit much heavier freightage than 
is possible upon the uneven grades of other 
cities. A wagon hearing 12,000 pounds, or six 
tons, throws a weight of 3,000 pounds on each 
wheel. The wheel on a section of a street 
elevated even an inch falls upon the next sec- 
tion with a poundage of great force. Wheels 
should have tires with a width proportionate 
to the weights to he carried. Six inches is 
hardly wide enough for many of the vans used 
by our great merchant houses and by stone- 
dealers. A system of licenses should be inau- 
gurated, the cost of license to be lower as the 
tires of wheels are wider. A law to this effect 
should take effect at some future day to enable 
owners of teams to prepare for it. I have seen 
a van on our streets with a tire two and a half 
inches wide bearing a load said to be of 14,000 
pounds, or 3,500 pounds to the wheel. Such a 
load drawn over many of the streets does more 
damage than fifty ordinary loads. In European 
cities wide tires are exacted on all s\ich 
wagons, and the system is being introduced in 
•some American cities. A law will have to be 



obtained to bring about this much-needed 
reform. 

With the appropriation made for 1879, and the 
requirement for reductions in the different de- 
partments, only a few streets comparatively 
were improved during the last fiscal year. The 
whole length of the streets improved reached 
only seven miles, and these lay mostly in the 
business portions of the city. Numerous com- 
plaints were made of the deplorable condition 
of many streets, and the demands for improve- 
ments were urgent, but as so many of them had 
been carried over from prior years, it was im- 
possible to comply with them all. The limited 
means was a legacy of a former regime, and 
consequently the Superintendent ot Streets 
had his hands tied thereby to a considerable 
extent. 

During the present year, however, the im- 
provements will be numerous and extensive. 
Ordinances have already been passed that will 
enable him to improve between twenty and 
twenty-five miles of streets. Specifications 
have already been prepared for grading, curb- 
ing, and paving forty-eight blocks in the South 
Division, the same number in the West Divi- 
sion, and twelve blocks in the North Division, 
and the papers for the rest of the improvements 
will be prepared as soon as practicable. The 
cost of all these improvements will he in the 
neighborhood of $1,000,000, of which the city's 
portion will he about $151,000 for the intersec- 
tions. The sidewalks were found in a broken- 
up condition in many parts of the city, and the 
work of repair progressed as rapidly as the 
Department could get at them by the usual 
slow course laid out by the law. There were 
fifty-one miles of sidewalks rebuilt, repaired, 
and put down new. This year the number of 
miles promises to be greater, and thus accom- 
modations will be extended to a great many 
who have vainly pleaded for the improvements 
for years. 

The appropriation subject to the use and re- 
quirements of the Public Works Department 
1879, except for the construction of the new 
City-Hall, was as follows : 

Total amount $1,068,548 

Of this was expended during the year 

1879 775,732 

Leaving a halance unexpended ....$ 292,815 
The fund set aside for the City-Hall was as 

follows : 

Amount appropriated by City Council 
1879 $200,000 

Amount received from Public Building 
Fund 30,804 

Total $230,804 

Of this was expended on said work in 
1879 $188,261 

Leaving unexpended $ 42,543 

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

The Fire Department is in excellent condi- 
tion. Its officers are active and energetic, the 
members well trained and efficient, and the ap- 
paratus in as good working order as could be 
expected, considering the age of the engines. 
In so important an arm of the municipal ser- 
vice as this Department the utmost harmony 
and good will ought to exist throughout, and, 
although a slight rancor existed among certain 
men at the outset of my administration, I am 
happy to state that never was the Department 
so harmonious, so well disciplined, and so 
effective as at the present time. The Marshal 
has demonstrated his ability to manage and 
handle the force, and, with the abolishment of 
the titles among the assistants in their being 
placed on an equal footing and salary, their co- 
operation has been prompt, cheerful, and 
hearty. With this leveling of rank a prolific 
source of intrigue and scheming has been re- 



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moved, and there is now witnessed a readier 
disposition among the aids to do their full duty. 

In accordance with the necessities for reduc- 
tion in expenses all around, the Marshal inaug- 
urated a system of rigid economy. The pur- 
chases of supplies were restricted to the 
smallest quantities possible, but even this was 
not fully sufficient to keep the expenses of the 
Department within the limit, and the city was 
accordingly forced to ask the members to agree 
to a reduction of 5 per cent. The men recog- 
nized the emergency, and willingly signed the 
agreement. "While it was a temporary incon- 
venience, subsequent benefits from cash pay- 
ments more than counterbalanced it, and 
demonstrated the necessity and wisdom of the 
action. 

I incorporate the following tabulated state- 
ment from the report of the Fire-Marshal, and 
from it you will observe that the figures of 
losses for 1879 are considerably below those of 
1877, although the number of fires is larger 
than for the two years previous, and that the 
average is only taken of fires actually involv- 
ing loss : 



Year. 


No. of 
fires. 


No. of false 
alarms. 


Amount 
of Loss. 


Average 
Loss. 


1877 

1878 

1879 


445 

478 
638 


133 

88 
135 


$1,044,997 
306,317 
572,082 


$2,348.30 
640.83 
806.68 



Two large fires occurred in January and May, 
involving a total loss of $163,400, and two more 
in November, involving a loss of only $87,500. 
The other fires of the year were conquered at 
a loss of $321,182 worth of property. Taking 
the whole into account, the extraordinary low 
average of $506 per fire is secured. The number 
of buildings at the end of 1878 was 126,104; the 
number erected in 1879 3,049, and number de- 
stroyed 49. Taking the total cost of maintain- 
ing the Department, the cost of fire-protection 
was only a trifle over $3.25 per building, or, 
taking the cost of fire-protection per dollar of 
assessable property, only three mills. The 
recommendation of the Marshal for fire-alarm 
connections directly between school-houses, 
churches and places of amusement and the 
Department I concur in, and feel satisfied that 
when this improvement is made the danger to 
human life in case of a fire and panic will be 
greatly diminished. I also commend the sug- 
gestion for some action looking to the laying of 
telegraph wires under ground. The Depart- 
ment is hampered by the network of wires on 
the poles in getting ladders to a burning build- 
ing, and for a long time I have held that some 
measures ought to be adopted to either lessen 
or abate the nuisance. The Council ought also 
to establish additional safeguards along the 
river and in the lumber district; and owners of 
buildings should be compelled to have their 
shutters opened from the outside, so that 
watchmen and others could be able to detect 
fires more readily. 

There are 33,580 feet of hose in use in the 
Department, and the total value of all kinds of 
property, real estate, buildings, apparatus, 
etc., $965,822. There are 442 miles and 3,707 feet 
of main and distributing pipes in the city and 
2,230 hydrants, as will be more fully seen in the 
Marshal's annual report. 

The total appropriation was $508,183 

Less cash appropriated 130,000 

Appropriated by tax- levy $378,183 

Less reduction of 25 per cent 94,545 



$283,637 

Cash appropriated $130,000 

Cash by sale of condemned property 989 

Cash from previous appropriations 10,207 

Amount at disposal of the Department. $424,833 



THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

The Public Library is in a prosperous and ex- 
cellent condition. The number of volumes in 
the Library May 31, 1879, was 60,423, and there 
have been added since 7,121 volumes, making 
the total at the present time 67,544. The num- 
ber of new cards issued to book- borrowers since 
June 1 is 8,653, and more than 20,000 persons are 
now drawing books from the Library. The 
number of volumes circulated continues, I am 
informed by the Librarian, to be the largest of 
any library in the United States except the 
Boston Public Library, and the use of books 
for reference is constantly increasing. This is 
decidedly encouraging, and indicates that the 
desire for knowledge is taking a deep hold upon 
the community, thereby grandly accomplishing 
the ends of the projectors and the purposes for 
which the money of the taxpayers is being 
expended. 

The pressing want of the Library is a safer 
and more accessible building — one that shall be 
practically fire-proof and nearer the ground. 
I am not aware of any other instance where a 
city library is kept in the third story of a rented 
building occupied by twenty other tenants and 
liable at any moment to be burned up. In case 
of a fire it would be impossible to save any con- 
siderable portion of the books, which, inde- 
pendent of the associations connected with 
many of them as gifts contributed to the city 
after the great fire, have a pecuniary value of 
over $100,000. A building or any combustible 
material may be easily replaced, but a library 
destroyed is hard to replenish. Our Library is 
the pride of our city, the repository of many 
rare, choice, and valuable works in history, 
poetry, science, and art, and their destruction 
could not be fully valued in dollars and cents. 
Should the building in which the Library is 
located be destroyed, the indifference of the 
authorities would be condemned in unmeasured 
terms. While it is yet time to provide against 
contingencies, I would suggest to your honor- 
able body that some safer and better location 
be secured. 

THE LAW DEPARTMENT. 

The legal business of the city has been in ex- 
cellent hands, and the interests of the city well 
attended to in the courts. Quite a numner of 
important suits have been tried and won for 
the city during the past year. The most nota- 
ble ones are the suits involving the constitu- 
tionality of the act of 1877 legalizing the levy 
of the taxes of 1873 and 1874, and the Gage de- 
falcation, by which two cases the city has been 
put in a position to cover into the Treasury 
several hundred thousand dollars, the Supreme 
Court having, in each instance, affirmed the 
claims of the city. There were 225 suits pend- 
ing in the various courts. The greatest num- 
ber was for damages by reason of defective 
sidewalks, and the amount involved was $218,- 
500, in which judgments were rendered to the 
amount of only $13,902. One of these verdicts 
for $1,500 has been set aside and a new trial 
granted. Two for $6,000 now stand on appeal. 
The slow process of making and collecting 
assessments before sidewalks badly damaged 
can be repaired has made them fruitful sources 
of accident, and, to have as few suits as possi- 
ble in this direction, I would suggest that the 
ordinances be so amended as to enable the city 
to employ men and wagons with boards, planks 
and nails, to travel the streets and repair side- 
walks where necessary. Such a course would 
enable the city to do the work far more expe- 
ditiously and at an outlay far less than under 
the existing condition of things. An ordinance 
might also be passed which would enable the 
city to make repairs at a cost much less than 
can be done by individual owners, who have to 
pay for cartage and lose time by going to and 
coming from particular places. 

I think a . plan could be inaugurated under 



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which the citv, after making repairs, could col- 
lect from the owners, and, if a considerable 
part of the cost fail of collection, tho saving of 
lawsuits and damages would more than make 
up for lost collections. 

THE GAS DEPARTMENT." 

The Gas-Inspector, on entering upon his 
duties in the last week of December, found the 
office and photometrical rooms in a disordered 
and confused state. Many of the instruments 
were broken and wholly useless for the pur- 
poses for which they "were designed, and the 
work of repair had to be immediately under- 
taken in order to make the office of some use to 
the citv. Everything is now in excellent 
working order. A photometer has been added 
to the "photometrical room, and by its use the 
Inspector is enabled to ascertain the illuminat- 
ing power of gas in each division of the city. 
One of his first and important duties was to 
determine the pressure the Gas Company sus- 
tained at all times. This was done at different 
places in the city,' varying from its centre to 
the extreme limits, north, .south and west, and 
at all hours of the day and night. 

The burners on the test-lamps were all test- 
ed and found to burn less than the standard 
fixed by the ordinances, — four cubic feet per 
hour. The benefits have therefore been wholly 
on the side of the Gas Company and against the 
city. 

The consumption of gas in the tunnels has 
been greatly reduced, and all the light required 
in various portions of the city has been given by 
a close observation of the weather. On par- 
tially cloudy nights and on nights when the 
ground was covered with snow, he has saved 
the city thousands of dollars by declining to 
give orders for the lighting of all the street- 
lamps. A complete record is now kept in the 
Department pertaining to the pressure, con- 
sumption, etc., of gas, and condition of the 
lamps and burners, and the results given by 
the test-lamps. The showing is a very favora- 
ble one, and, judging from the receipts of the 
past Inspector, as shown in the Controller's 
books, it appears that the present Inspector has 
tested more private meters in the four months 
he has been in office than had been inspected in 
the past three years. When all the changes 
which he desires and expects to make are 
made, he feels confident that the saving to the 
city will be still greater, and the consumers 
supplied with not only more, but a better qual- 
ity of gas. 

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Although the force employed last year was 
less than that of the preceding year, the in- 
creased activity of those remaining rendered 
the work of this Department more effective 
and successful, and the officers are entitled to 
great credit for their prompt and decisive 
measures in restricting the various sources 
which breed disease and death. During the 
fiscal year, the number of deaths from all 
causes was 8,614, being at the rate of 17.23 to 
each 1,000 population. For the last five years, 
the number has been as follows: 1874,20.29; 
1875, 19.41; 1876, 20.41; 1877, 18.24; 1878, 16.50. 
From this exhibit, it will be observed that the 
death-rate for 1879 was the lowest ever recorded 
in this city, with the exception of that of 1878. 
The comparative death-rate per 1,000 popula- 
tion in other cities is as follows: Cincinnati, 
18.88; New York, 25.82; Brooklyn, 20.49; Boston, 
19.92; Philadelphia, 17.17; Baltimore, 19.33; 
Pittsburg, 20.02; and Washington, 24.63. There 
were 11,584 formal notices to abate nuisances 
served by the Sanitary Inspectors, and a record 
kept on file ; 382,821 pounds of meat, poultry, 
and fish were found in slaughter-houses and 
markets and condemned as unfit for food, and 
thrown into rendering tanks. There were 
6,649 privies cleaned by the removal of 12,898 



cubic yards of nightsoil; 800 tons of freshly- 
sjaked lime were scattered in the ditches, gut- 
ters, and low areas during the months of July 
and August; 4,906 tenement-houses were ex- 
amined, and each house made a subject of re- 
X>ort, and many sanitary improvements made 
therein. Five officers— one mounted— are kept 
busy night and day at the Stock-Yards neigh- 
borhood, and through their efforts the former 
great offense from that locality has been so 
abated as to give the public no ground for com- 
plaint. The expenses of the Department were 
from an annual appropriation, $46,097.25; emer- 
gency, $7,373.12, making a # total of $53,470.37. 

THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

The schools have had a very prosperous year. 
The increase in daily membership of pupils 
over the previous year was about 3.000, and re- 
quired the employment of sixty additional 
teachers. Two school-sites were purchased in 
the North Division, one in the South Division, 
and four in the West Division, and three new 
buildings with accommodations for 2,640 pupils 
have been completed and occupied during the 
year, two in the West Division and one in the 
South Division. The completion of these 
buildings has enabled the Board of Education 
to give up two rented buildings, one in the 
South Division and the other in the West Divis- 
ion. Two fifteen-room buildings will be opened 
at the commencement of the next term, May 3, 
both in the West Division. The opening of 
these buildings will allow the Board, I am in- 
formed by the President, to give up three 
rented buildings in the West Division. Two 
twelve-room buildings, which will accommo- 
date 750 pupils each, will be ready for occu- 
pancy at the beginning of the next school-year, 
September, 1880, one in the West Division and 
the other in the North Division. The occu- 
pancy of these buildings will enable the Board 
to give up one in the West Division and another 
in the North Division. 

For the current school-year, beginning Sep- 
tember, 1879, to this date, there are enrolled 
between 56,000 and 57,000 pupils. The increase 
for the year ending March 31, 18S0, has been 
3,446. The number of regular teachers em- 
ployed has been 895. 

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 

The operations of this Department have been 
somewhat more extensive during the fiscal 
year than for the preceding year. Aside from 
permits for improving and enlarging old build- 
ings, the issuance of permits for new and per- 
manent structures has been as follows for the 
past four years: 

Buildings. Cost. 

1879 ' 1,093 $6,139,580 

1878 1,019 6,605,200 

1877 1,398 6,922,649 

1876 1,586 8,251,600 

It will be observed that while the number 
of new buildings for 1879 is larger than that for 
1878, the value is nearly $500,000 less. This 
discrepancy is accounted for by the fact that, 
since nearly all the architects have discovered 
that the value given by the owners is copied 
into the assessment books for assessment for 
taxes, the cost has been placed at a figure a 
great deal less than the actual value. The 
buildings erected in 1879 were larger, on the 
whole, than in the previous year. The reason 
why a considerably larger number of permits 
was not issued over the previous year, in view 
of the increased activity in all kinds of busi- 
ness, is no doubt found in the fact that the 
price of labor and material experienced a very 
marked upward tendency, prompting a great 
many to delay operations until there was evi- 
dence of a decline. In spite of the unchanged 
condition of affairs this year, the indications 
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season, and that the number of permits and the 
character of buildings will be largely in excess 
of those of any prior year for several years 
past. In illustration of the increased pro- 
gress for the present year, I have only to 
state that up to date the number of permits 
issued were 1,181, while for the corresponding 
period of last year the number was only 751. 

THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

The annual report of the Superintendent of 
the House of Correction shows a very satisfac- 
tory exhibit, and fully evinces his excellent 
management. The total cash expenditures for 
the year 1879 were $32,695.92, of which $643.95 
was for works of a permanent character, leav- 
ing for general expenses $32,051.97, and the re- 
ceipts during the year were $32,251.29, which 
shows an excess of receipts over general ex- 
penses of $199.32. There were in the institution 
5,472 prisoners, of whom 5,001 were discharged 
by pardon, payment of fine, or expiration of 
term of sentence. The price paid prior to the 
appointment of the present Superintendent in 
January, 1872, was 23 cents per day for board 
for each prisoner. When the system was 
changed on his inauguration, and the city 
charged what it actually cost to feed the pris- 
oners, instead of the stipulated price to the 
Superintendent, there was at once a great sav- 
ing to the city, and the aggregate, as shown in 
the annual report, has amounted in eight years 
to $180,455.88. The health of the institution, 
according to the report of the City Physician, 
has been excellent, and, on the whole, the two 
officers deserve a great deal of praise. 

THE FULLERTON AVENUE CONDUIT. 

The Fullerton avenue conduit and pumping- 
works were completed about the beginning of 
the present year, and the first trial of their 
merits was held in last February. The works 
performed their task admirably, and started a 
current through the North Branch of the river 
that moved the inky, odorous, and slimy waters 
of long stagnation to the entire satisfaction of 
all observers. There was only one objection 
subsequently raised against their continued 
operations, and that was that the foul mass 
reached the Crib and was returned to the water 
consumers of the city by the Water Works. 
After the works had been run for a number of 
days an impression prevailed that the murky 
condition of the lake water was wholly due to 
the pumping out of the North Branch ; and, to 
definitely determine that question and allay all 
fears, operations were discontinued. The cess- 
ation of the pumping developed no improve- 
ment in the water, and, after investigation, I 
am fully satisfied that the impuri-ties of our 
water supply came not from the effects of the 
new works, but from the sewage emptying into 
the Main and South Branches of the river. We 
have had a very open winter and numerous 
rainfalls, and all this has had the effect of send- 
ing the putrid waters to the lake, and not to 
the canal. If skeptical people will consult the 
record, they will find that our drinking water 
has not been any worse this year than in pre- 
vious years during the months of February, 
March and April, when the frequent showers 
swell the waters of the river and send the cur- 
rent eastward. I am confident that the lake 
water will in nowise be effected by the Fuller- 
ton avenue conduit in ordinary seasons. 

THE BRIDGES. 

When the bridges were inspected last year, 
the Bridge Superintendent discovered that 
they were all in a poor and unsafe condition. 
It was soon learned that for years previous it 
had been the custom to simply make surface 
repairs, and, while to the casual observer the 
structures appeared solid and substantial, they 
were really dilapidated and worn out under- 
neath. The foundation work was actually 



rotten on a great many bridges, and it was diffi- 
cult, in many instances, to make the stringers 
hold the nails with which the planks were fas- 
tened in their places. The protections to the 
bridges were also decayed, and, in a great many 
cases, the- piles for the superstructures had 
been left without any protection whatever. 
The timber and planking likewise gave evi- 
dence of dissolution, and all over were traces 
of neglect and carelessness. The bridges had 
evidently been left to the mercies of wind, 
weather, and storm, and the wear and tear 
incidental to the heavy traffic and travel over 
them, for the sake of showing economy, and 
producing a small financial budget. 

The Superintendent set at work to overhaul 
the most dilapidated ones, and the result has 
been that about twenty of the bridges have 
been thoroughly improved and repaired. There 
are still others in a bad condition, but they are 
being overhauled as rapidly as circumstances 
and means will permit. Had proper care and 
attention been given these bridges in 1878, the 
outlay would have been less during the past 
year, and the false economy of saving $6,000 
from the bridge appropriation in that year 
would not now be charged up to bad manage- 
ment. With the small means at hand in pro- 
portion to the work to be done, the Superin- 
tendent experienced a great deal of difficulty 
in prosecuting the improvements during the 
past year, but, the necessities of the case being 
great, the money deficiencies were supplied by 
the application of means from the special 
funds. Among the bridges improved were the 
State street bridge, on which the protections 
were entirely rebuilt at a cost of $900; the 
Adams street bridge, on which also the protec- 
tions were rebuilt at a cost of $700; and the 
South Halsted street bridge, on which the re- 
building of the protections cost $1,400. Beside 
the dilapidated condition of the bridges, there 
were fifteen bridges and viaducts which had 
not been painted for a long time, and some of 
these had not even seen a coat of paint for nine 
years. These were all painted and the money 
taken from the unexpended balance of the 
Eighteenth street bridge. 

With the appropriation this year, the work 
of overhauling and repairing will be vigor- 
ously prosecuted, as the great strain upon the 
various bridges requires that all possible safe- 
guards should be thrown around human life at 
these points. 

AUCTIONEERS. 

A source of considerable trouble to the 
Mayor's office has been the indefiniteness of the 
ordinance regulating auctioneers. When I as- 
sumed the Mayoralty I found that it had been 
the custom in the past to allow auctioneers 
with a license to sell in any part of the city and 
at any time. This practice had introduced a 
great many abuses of the privilege, and instead 
of the auctioneers making sales in a legitimate 
way, many of them had farmed out their 
licenses to men who carried on business the 
year round without being obliged to take out a 
license by the payment of the $200 fee into the 
City Treasury. For instance, a gentleman had 
been in the habit of conducting a horse sale 
once in two weeks, and, not caring to pay the 
$200, had sought a friendly auctioneer and by 
paying him a percentage on sales secured the 
privilege of being made a clerk and running 
the business through the indifference of offi- 
cials. In this instance, and several others 
which time and space prevent me from men- 
tioning, I stepped in and succeeded in making 
the parties take out a regular license. As the 
ordinance is not as explicit as it might be made, 
I would respectfully recommend to your honor, 
able body that it be so amended as to allow reg- 
ularly licensed auctioneers to make sales out- 
side of their place of business in cases where 
household goods are to be sold in a residence, 



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hotel, or public place where parties are break- 
ins up in housekeeping or business, at stores or 
places where the proprietors are closing out 
their business, and in manufactories where old 
stock is to be cleared out, and then in such 
cases onlv is the sale to be made by one of 
the clerks' or copartners of the firm having the 
sale to make after having first secured a permit 
from the Mayor. 

Before concluding, I desire to renew my 
former recommendation for additional pump- 
ins-engines at the West Side Water- Works. 
On the 4th of August last, I sent to your hon- 
orable body a communication in reference to 
the matter", calling attention to the contingen- 
cies that might arise, which would leave the 
water-supply entirely inadequate to meet the 
wants of the citv, and for my reasons in favor 
of the addition, I respectfully beg to 
refer to that communication. I have seen no 
reasons for changing the views I then enter- 
tained, and, therefore, ask your earnest consid- 
eration of the same. In fact my convictions 
have grown stronger on the question, and, 
being thus more earnest than ever, I trust 
my recommendations will result in definite 
and favorable action at your earliest conveni- 
ence. 

In conclusion, I desire to return my thanks 
for the many kind courtesies shown me by this 
Council while presiding over its deliberations, 
and to the heads of the different Departments 
for their prompt co-operation in carrying out 
all measures calculated to ^promote the 
peace and welfare of the city. 

CARTER H. HARRISON. 

Aid. Clark moved that the message be refer- 
red to the appropriate committees when ap- 
pointed. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Meier presented a resolution 
authorizing the City Clerk to open the envelope 
containing the ballots cast in the 7th district of 
the 14th ward, etc., and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Everett moved that the resolution be 
referred to the Committee on Elections, when 
appointed, with instructions to obtain the opin- 
ion of the Law Department as to the right of 
the Clerk to so do. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the rules be 
suspended for the purpose of taking up peti- 
tions, communications and ordinances. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildieth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Staubcr, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Burley— 30. 

Nays— Dixon, Cullerton, Peevey, Barrett, 
Murphy— 5. 

Aid. Burley presented a petition for opening 
of Maple street through to State street, which 
was ordered to be 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to pre- 
pare ordinances for paving Adams street from 
State street to Michigan avenue, and Washing- 
ton street from Wabash avenue to Michigan 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for proper ordinances. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to pre- 
pare ordinances for paving La SallejStreet from 



Lake street to South Water street, and Frank- 
lin street, from Lake street to South Water 
street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for proper ordinance. 

Aid. Ballard pi-esented an order concerning 
the straightening of the river south of Twelfth 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be requested to send to this Council 
his opinion as to the practicability, also an 
approximate estimate of the probable cost, 
benefits, and damages, for the straightening of 
the South Branch of the Chicago River be- 
tween south of Twelfth street and about Fif- 
teenth street, with a diagram accompanying 
that in his judgment will do the least possible 
damage and be the greatest possible benefit to 
navigation and inland interests. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of E. S, 
Isham and others praying that the name of the 
street lying immediately west of the water 
works tower be changed from Pine street to 
Tower place, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. when appointed. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of Eliza- 
beth Jewell for compensation for personal 
injuries, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Finance when 
appointed. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for the 
extension of W. Twentieth street from Center 
avenue to Throop street, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. when appointed. 

Aid. Riordan presented an ordinance estab- 
lishing the South West Division Police Court, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Grannis, 
Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 30. 

Nays— Ballard, Smyth— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed .^ 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. An additional Police Court is 
hereby established in the West Division of said 
city. 

Sec. 2. Said Court shall be called the "South- 
west Division Police Court," and shall be held 
in the building erected for a poliee station on 
the northwest corner of Twelfth and Johnson 
streets, in said city. 

Sec. 3. The Mayor shall designate a Justice 
of the Peace to hold such Court, who shall be 
confirmed by the City Council, and perform the 
same duties as other Police Justices of said 
city. 

Sec. 4. The Mayor shall appoint a suitable 
person to act as Clerk of said Court, who shall 
be confirmed by the City Council, and who 
shall perform the like duties and file bond in 
like sum as other Police Court Clerks, and 
be called "Police Clerk of the Southwest 
Division." 

Sec. 5. The Mayor shall appoint a Police 
Bailiff for said Court, who shall be confirmed 
by the City Council, and who shall perform the 
like duties and file bond in like sum as other 
Police Court Bailiffs in said city. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



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Aid. Lawler presented a resolution confirm- 
ing the vacation of Depuyster street made 
July 28, 1862, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order for sidewalk 
on Washtenaw Ave., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered.— That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on east side of Washtenaw 
Ave., from Van Buren street to Jackson street. 

Aid. Swift presented the petition of the 
Chicago and Western Indiana R. R. Co. for 
right of way, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads 
when appointed. 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition praying 
that the territory in the district bounded by 
Kinzie street, Lake street, Kedzie avenue and 
the P. C. & St. L. R. R. be included in the 
pound limits, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for side- 
walk on Tolman street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council a proper ordinance for 
sidewalk on west side of Tolman street, from 
Lake street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to cancel the 
water tax levied against Mrs. Fitzgerald, which 
was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, when 
appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Leavitt street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and the same is hereby directed to 

Srepare and send to this Council a proper or- 
inance for sidewalk on Leavitt street, from 
Rhine street to Armitage road, on the west side 
of the street. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Holt street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and the same is hereby directed to 
prepare and present to this Council a proper 
ordinance for four foot sidewalk at the east 
side of Holt street, from Cornell street to Cor- 
nelia street. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for water in 
Lincoln street, from Bryson street to Division 
street, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 
when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sewer in 
Lincoln street, from Bryson street to Division 
street, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
publication of special assessment,, notices, 
which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, when 
appointed. 



Aid. Stauber presented an order for water in 
N. Wood street, from Waubansia avenue to 
Bloomingdale road, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 
when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for repair of 
N. May street, near Milwaukee avenue, which 
was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for a sewer 
in Wilmot avenue, from Hoyne street to N. 
Robey street, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
issue of sewerage bonds, etc., which was or- 
dered. 

Referred to the Committee on Finance when 
appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk. 
on Courtland street west of Robey street, 
which was ordered. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys W. D. when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order concerning 
the number of water meters furnished by the 
city, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for oil lamps 
on W. North avenue and on Emma street, 
which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights 
when appointed. 

Aid. Everett presented an order directing 
the Department of Public Works to advertise 
for oil lamps, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights, 
when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for water in 
Elkgrove street, from North avenue to Wau- 
bansia avenue, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water, 
when appointed- 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for sidewalk 
on Elkgrove street, from Waubansia avenue to 
North avenue, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to have the 
railings at the entrances of the Washington 
street tunnel painted, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order directing the 
Law Department to prosecute the judges of the 
7th precinct of the 14th ward, which was 
ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary, 
when appointed. 

Aid. Meyer presented an order concerning 
the contract for improvement of Lincoln ave- 
nue, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., when appointed. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution directing 
the Health Department to cause the owners of 
land adjoining the lake shore drive to fill the 
same to grade, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D.-, when appointed. 



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Aid. Swift presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for a -site for an en- 
gine house in the vicinity of Madison and 
Aberdeen streets, which was ordered 

Referred to the Committee on Fire ami Water 
when appointed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Chair appoint a 
committee of live, whose duty it shall be to 
prepare rules for the government of the 

Council. 
The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Stauber, of the late Com- 
mittee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education, 
asking for the purchase of a school-site on the 
corner of North Franklin and Huron streets, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
foilows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, MeNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy. 
—32. 

Nays— Clark, Burley.— 2. 



The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and the same are hereby directed to purchase 
for the use of the school board the following 
described property for the sum of thirteen 
thousand live hundred dollars ($13,500), payable 
from the appropriation of 1879 ,to wit: the 162X 
by lot) feet at the southwest corner of Franklin 
and Huron streets, north front. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report of the 
Committee on Fire and Water on an ordinance 
concerning the Chicago Sugar Refining Co. laid 
overand published April 26, be made the special 
order for the next regular meeting at 9 o'clock 
P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brady presented an order for sidewalk 
on Wood street and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to 
prepare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on west side of Wood street 
from Walnut street to Kinzie street. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do 
now adjourn 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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May 17,] 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



^jZjSLTZ' 1S7, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Claris, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Young 1 , Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley, and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Dixon and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 10 be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a communi- 
cation appointing Mark Kimball as an apprais- 
er, etc., and an order in relation thereto. 

Aid. Thompson mo.ved to confirm the appoint- 
ment, and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Fe<xs--Ald.Wickersham,Sanders,Clark,Shorey, 
Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 26. 

Nays— 0. 

, The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, In and by certain leases of school 
lands and property, situated in the city of Chi- 
cago, Cook County, Illinois, which leases will 
expire, to- wit : May 8, 1880, it was and is cov- 
enanted and agreed, in substance, by and be- 
tween the city of Chicago and the lessees 
named in said leases, respectively, that if at 
any time during the continuation of the lease 
the lessees, their heirs, executors, administra- 
tors or assigns, should build or erect on the 
demised premises any brick or stone building, 
or any other kind of fire-proof building which 
could not be removed from the said premises, 
then the said buildings so erected should, at the 
termination of the lease, be respectively ap- 
praised by two disinterested appraisers, free- 
holders in the city of Chicago — one to be 
selected by each of the parties to the lease; 



and, in case of disagreement, the two so chosen 
to select a third, the decision, if any, of said 
appraisers to be final, and binding on the par- 
ties to the lease; and that, upon the determina- 
tion of such appraisers being made as aforesaid, 
it should be at the election of the first party to 
the lease, vix.: the city of Chicago, either to 
purchase said building at such appraisal, or to 
sell and convey the demised premises to the 
lessees, their executors, administrators or 
assigns, at such appraisal; now, therefore, be 
it, and it is hereby 

Ordered, That Mark Kimball be, and he is 
hereby, appointed to appraise respectively the 
value of all school lands and lots in the city of 
Chicago heretofore leased and demised by said 
city, and the leases of which will expire, to- 
wit: May 8, 1880, and also the value of any 
brick, stone, or other fire-proof building in said 
demised premises, the value of the land de- 
scribed in each lease, and of the building or 
buildings thereon erected, to be appraised sep- 
arately. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the fortnight ending May 15,1880, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Law Department submitted an opinion 
as to the liability of the city to pay J. E. Siebel, 
Gas Inspector, for balance of salary claimed 
to be due, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order direct- 
ing the Comptroller to pay J. E. Siebel the 
amount claimed by him on account of salary, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Corporation Counsel presented the draft 
of an ordinance concerning removal of dirt, 
etc., from streets, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Board of Education submitted a com- 
munication concerning the opening of roads 
through school-fund land in the towns of Calu- 
met and Jefferson, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 



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ALSO, 

A communication asking the approval by the 
Council of a re-subdivision of Block 1, School 
Section Add., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
both sides of Rawson street, from McHenry 
street to Elston avenue. 

Aid. Stauber moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Park 
avenue, from Leavitt street to Rockwell street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Loomis 
street, from W. Madison street to W. 22d 
street. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. • 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report ot the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Laflin 
street, from W. Madison street to W. 22d street. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be ap- 

g roved, and that the order thereto attached 
e passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of W. Ran- 
dolph street, from Ann street to Ogden avenue. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of W. Ran- 
dolph street, from S. Branch Chicago river to 
Morgan street. 

Aid. Schroeder moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Langley 
avenue, from 37th street to Egan avenue. 

Aid. Watkins moved that the report be ap- 

E roved, and that the order thereto attached 
e passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on both sides of Fake 
street, from Archer avenue to Lyman street. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for sidewalk on both sides of Barber 
street, from Stewart avenue to Halsted street. 



Aid. Burke moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for curbing, grading and macadamizing 
'a span 20 feet wide in the middle of W. 21st St., 
from Paulina street to Lincoln street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for water service pipes on Lincoln 
street, from W. Jackson street to Ogden ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for water service pipes on Lincoln 
street, from W. Adams street to W. Indiana 
street. 

Aid. Brady moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Kossuth street, from Emerald avenue 
to Sanger street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy 

Nays— Aid. Burley— L 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Dashiel street, from 36th street to 
37th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Feas-Ald.Wickersham,Sanders,Ballard,Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Prairie avenue, from Douglas ave- 
nue to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Rrady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ellis avenue, from 37th st. to Egan 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and navs, as follows: 

Feces— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Oullerton, Altpeter, Riorclan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wood street, from Carroll avenue to 
West Kinzie street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildieth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney,Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Barret, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

' ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Elston avenue, from North avenue to 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney , Schroeder, 
Bond, Hulbert, Everett, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays -Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Mather street, from Desplaines street 
to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Springer street, from Waterville street 
to Ullman street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burke, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of California avenue, from W. Van 
Buren street to W. Twelfth street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett the ordinance was put upon its pass 
age and passed bv yeas and nays as follows: 

Ve an— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, jYlcNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley.— l. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Sacramento street, from W. Madison 
street to W. Washington street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Ala. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of String street, from W. 16th street to 
Canalport avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Ala. 
Cullerton the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward)] 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of W. Van Buren street, from Halsted 
street to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides ot Paulina street, from W. Harrison street 
to W. Polk st. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hulbert, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Kedzie avenue, from W. Lake 
street to W. Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 



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Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz. Meyer (15th Ward) 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 
Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALJO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Carroll avenue, from Halsted street to 
Ada street. * 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Leavitt street, from Armitage 
avenue to Rhine street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lorenz the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas — Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Mui'phy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
a orth side of Armitage avenue, from Oakley 
venue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Scroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy — 31. 

Nays — Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts 
on Calumet avenue, from 18th street to about 
400 feet south of 18th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward;, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Adams street, from State street to 
Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent on, motion of Aid. 
Wickersham, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Washington street, from Wabash 
avenue to Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wickersham, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Alty»eter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, MrNurnev, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and pav- 
ing Ohio street in front of sundry lots from 
North Clark street to St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley (he ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— L 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade on 
W. Van Buren street from Western avenue to 
Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 31. 

Nays— Aid. Burley— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of W. Van Buren 
street, from Western avenue to Rockwell 
street, be, and the same is hereby, established 
as follows: At the intersection of W. Van 
Buren street and Western avenue, 14 leet; at 
the intersection of W. Van Buren street and 
Campbell avenue, 14 3-10 feet; at the intersec- 
tion of W. Van. Buren street and Rockwell 
street, at east line of the railroad tracks on 
Rockwell street, 14 6-10 feet. 

Sec. 2. The above heights, as fixed, are 
intended to be measured from the plain of low 
water of A. D. 1*47, as fixed by the Commission- 
ers of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and 
adopted by the late Sewerage Commissioners, 
and by the late Board of Public Works, as the 
base or datum for city lands. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to take up the report 
of the Committee on Railroads, on ordinance 
authorizing tracks across Ashland ave. south 
of 22d street, laid over and published May 3. v 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the ordinance 
by adding thereto the following: 

Sec. 4. The rights and privileges hereby 
granted are upon the express condition that no 
railroad cars or locomotives shall be left stand- 
ing on the part of said track to be laid on the 
property o± the city of Chicago, in said block 
10, to wit, lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 in said block to 
exceed fifteen minutes at any one time, except 
cars be loaded or unloaded on said part of said 



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track on behalf of said city, and also that said 
Oity shall have the free use of the part of said 
track to be laid on its premises, and shall 
not be required to pay any costs or charges for 
the use of same. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

y ( , T ^_Ald. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, iliordan, Hildreth, 
Law ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, MrNumey, 
Schoeder, Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley.— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Cli icago. 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and are hereby given to the Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy Railroad Company to lay down, 
maintain and operate' a double' railroad track, 
together with all such switches and turnouts, 
as may be necessary to connect their double 
track road on Twenty-Second street, in Green's 
South Branch Addition to Chicago, with their 
double track road on the private railroad street 
in "Walker's First Dock Addition, all in the city 
of Chicago, across Ashland avenue at a point 
near and not further south than the southwest 
corner of lot 249, in said Green's South Branch 
Addition, and crossing the? west line of Ashland 
avenue at a point not further south than the 
northeast corner of lot one, in block ten, in 
Walker's First Dock Addition to Chicago, said 
lot "one " being owned by the city of Chicago, 
and occupied by the West Side Pumping 
Works. 

And also a single railroad track, connecting 
the double tracks above authorized at such 
point as may be necessary to obtain a practica- 
ble curve, running therein from such connec- 
tion across and along the east side of said lot 
one, and in said block ten, thence south along 
the east side of said block ten to the Chicago 
river. 

Provided, That when the tracks hereby 
authorized are constructed said company shall 
discontinue its tracks now crossing Ashland 
avenue at or near the intersection of Twenty- 
Second street and Blue Island avenue, and 
shall take up and remove the same tracks from 
said avenue. 

Sec. 2. Said Railroad Company may use and 
operate for a term of five years said railroad 
tracks hereby authorized to be constructed 
with locomotive engines and cars under such 
regulations and rules, in reference to speed 
and manner of running the same, as the Com- 
mon Council shall from time to time impose and 
make, and subject to all general ordinances now 
in force, or that may hereafter be passed con- 
cerning railroads in said cify. 

Sec. 3. Said Railroad Company is hereby re- 
quired to keep their said tracks so to be con- 
structed in good repoir, with suitable planking 
between the rails, so as to make the crossing of 
the same safe and convenient, and the said 
company shall keep and save said city harmless 
from all damages, costs, expenses and suits 
.arising, or which may arise out of the occupa- 
tion or use of said street by said company, its 
successors, assigns or lessees. 

Sec. 4. The rights and privileges hereby 
granted are on the express condition that no 
railroad cars or locomotives shall be left stand- 
ing on the part of said track to be laid on the 
property belonging to the city of Chicago in 
said Block 10, to-wit : Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 in said 
block, to exceed fifteen minutes at any one 
time, except cars to be loaded or unloaded on 
said part of said track on behalf of said city; 
and also that said city shall have the free use 



of the part of said track to be laid on its prem- 
ises, and shall not be required to pay any costs 
or charges for the use of the same. 



By consent. Aid. Lawler presented a petition 
for change in style of improvement on W. 
Washington St., from Clinton street to Halsted 
street, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Workk, with power to act. 

By consent, Aid. Lawler presented a report 
from the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., of the last Council, on an ordinance 
vacating part of Fulton street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the ordinance be 
published, and referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of Fulton street as 
lies between the east line of Canal street and 
the west line of the Chicago river north of a 
line drawn parallel to and twenty (20) feet south 
of the north line of Fulton street, be, and the 
same is hereby, vacated and discontinued. 

Sec. 2. That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby, authorized to negotiate, 
sell and convey, by proper conveyance, on be- 
half of the city, whatever title the city may 
have in the property above described to the 
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, of the present fair cash value of said 
property. 

Aid. Altpeter, of the Select Committee on 
Appointment of Standing Committees, submit- 
ted a report recommending the adoption of the 
following list: 

Finance—Clark, Swift, Cullerton, Burley, 
Dixon. 

Railroads— Ballard, Swift, Riordan, Burley, 
Altpeter. 

Judiciary — Shorey, Cullerton, Young, Smyth, 
Meier (Sixteenth). 

Fire and Water— Thompson, McCormick, Bal- 
lard, Purcell, Hildreth. 

Schools— Stan ber, Everett, Watkins, Wicker- 
sham, Meyer (Fifteenth). 

Wharfing Privileges— Meyer (Fifteenth), Im- 
hof, Lorenz, Schroeder, Sanders. 

License— Smyth, Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, 
Watkins. 

Streets and Alleys, South— Dixon, Ballard, 
Clark, Grannis, McAuley. 

Streets and Alleys, West— Lawler, Altpeter, 
Hildreth, Smyth, Schroeder, Bond, Hulbert, 
Brady, Lorenz. 

Streets and Alleys, North— Barrett, Imhof, 
Young, McCormick. 

Wharves and Public Grounds— Swift, McNur- 
ney, Murphy, Clark, Barrett. 

Local Assessments — McCormick, Murphy, 
Lorenz, McNurney, Burke. 

Health and County Relations— Wickersham, 
Altpeter, Imhof, McAuley, Murphy. 

Gas — Sanders, Thompson, Shorey, Bond, 
Stauber. 

Harbors and Bridges — Riordan, Peevey, Law- 
ler, Meyer (Fifteenth), Burke. 

Elections— Everett, Meier (Sixteenth), Wick, 
ersham, Brady, Sanders. 

Police— Purcell, Stauber, Thompson, Barrett, 
Brady. 

Printing— Meier (Sixteenth), Hulbert, Dixon, 
Bond, Watkins. 

Bridewell— Cullerton, Grannis, Young, Sho- 
rey, Riordan. 

Public Buildings— Grannis, Hildreth, Hul- 
bert, Everett, McAuley. 

Markets— Peevey, Burke, Lawler, Schroeder, 
Burley. 



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Aid. Thompson presented the following list 
as a substitute for the list reported by the 
Committee: 

Finance— Swift, McCormick, Cullerton, Wat- 
kins, Sanders. 

Judiciary— Shorey, Cullerton, Clark, Young, 
Smyth. 

Railroads— Purcell, Young, McNurney, Wat- 
kins, Riordan. 

Fire and Water— Thompson, Purcell, Mur- 
phy, Shorey, McNurney. 

Schools — Everett, Brady, Burley, Burke, 
Stan ber. 

Wharfing Privileges — Altpeter, Lawler, Dix- 
on, Lorenz, Burley. 

Streets and Alleys, South— Clark, Sanders, 
Wickersham, Grannis, Burke. 

Streets and Alleys, West — Lawler, Altpeter, 
Hildreth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, 
Brady, Lorenz. 

Streets and Alleys, North— Meyer, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick. 

Wharves and Public Grounds— Peevey,Swift, 
Barrett, Riordan, Dixon. 

Local Assessments— Dixon, Hulbert, Meier, 
Lorenz, Cullerton. 

Bridewell— Stauber, Young, Everett, Shroe- 
der, Altpeter. 

Health and County Relations— Smyth, Law- 
ler, Imhof, McAuley, Murphy. 

Gas— Sanders, Brady, Barrett, Hulbert, Mc- 
Auley. 

Police — Riordan, Bond, Thompson, Burke, 
Meier. 

Harbor and Bridges — McCormick, Clark, 
Wickersham, Bond, Thompson. 

Elections— Barrett, Swift, Imhof, Meyer, 
Smyth. 

Printing— Wickersham, Burley, Shorey, Stau- 
ber, Ballard. 

Licenses— Ballard, McNurney, Hildreth, Gran- 
nis, Meyer. 

Public Buildings— Grannis,Hildreth, Everett, 
Hulbert, Peevey. 

Markets— McAuley, Schroeder, Meier, Pur- 
cell, Watkins. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Sanders, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy. 
—23. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, Altpeter, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meier (16th Ward), Burley— 11. 

The question then being on the adoption of 
the substitute, the yeas and nays were taken 
and the list adopted by the following vote : 

Yeas— Aid. Sanders, McAuley, Burke, Culler- 
ton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Barrett, Murphy— 21. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, Altpeter, Schroeder, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Bur- 
ley— 13. 

Aid. Smyth moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken and to lay the motion on the table. 

The Chair (Aid. Burley) ruled the motion 
out of order. 

Aid. Smyth moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the committees were adopted. 

Aid. Everett? moved to lay the motion on the 
table and the motion prevailed. 

Aid. Swift presented an order for lamp posts 
in Jefferson Park, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Everett presented a petition for side- 
walk on Leavitt street, from Ogden avenue to 
12th street, which was 



Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Meyer presented an order for improve- 
ment of Lincoln avenue from Center street to 
Belden avenue by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D* 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for sewer 
on Morgan street, from 16th street to 18th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented a petition for water 
on N. Lincoln street, from Bryson street to 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Smyth presented the petition of E. 
Chaput for rebate on license, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the petition of C. G. 
DeTantonnat, for establishment of public uri- 
nals, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the City Clerk re- 
fer all papers from the last Council in his hands 
to the appropriate committees of this Council, 
and that all members of the Council having 
papers belonging to the old committees hand 
them to the Clerk, so that he may refer them 
to the new committees. 

Agreed to. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Aid. Thompson called for the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Fire and Water 
on ordinance concerning Chicago Sugar Refining 
Company. 

The Chair— Aid. Burley -ruled that it was 
cut off by the motion of Aid. Hildreth. 

Aid. Thompson appealed from the decision of 
the Chair, and the decision was not sustained. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, -Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works be, and they are hereby, au- 
thorized to enter into a contract with the Chi- 
cago Sugar Refining Company, authorizing said 
company to make connection with and pump 
water from the tunnel through which water is 
supplied to the city pumping works, in the 
West Division, such connection to be made at 
such place and in such manner as may be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Provided, Said company shall agree to pay 
twenty dollars per million gallons for the water 
pumped by it from said tunnel, said contract to 
run not more than ten years; and provided, 
further, that, if at any time the taking of water 
from said tunnel by said company shall prevent 
a sufficient supply of water for the city's use at 
its pumping works, the city shall have the right 
to terminate said contract. 

Aid. Burley presented an order authorizing 
the improvement of Ontario street from Clark 



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street to St. Clair street, by private contract, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas — Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, MeAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevev, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Murphy, Barley — 29. 

Nays — None 

The following is the order as passed : 

WHBBBAS, A large majority of the property 
owners and representatives of property on On- 
tario street, between Clark street and St. Clair 
street, have entered into a contract with A. H. 
Perkins to set to line, curbstone, till to grade 
and pave said Ontario street in front of their 
said property, in accordance with certain speci- 
fications in said contract mentioned, therefore 
be it, and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
"Works issue a permit to the said A. H. Perkins 
to set to line curb stone, fill to grade and pave 
said Ontario street in front of their said prop- 
erty, in accordance with said contract and 
specifications, and the Commissioner is hereby 
authorized to let the city's portion of said im- 
provement between said parties to the said A. 
H. Perkins, at a price not to exceed that paid 
by property owners. It is further 

'Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a 
proper ordinance for the making of said im- 
provement in front of such lots between said 
Clark street and St. Clair street- as are not in- 
cluded in such contract. 

Provided, That the cost and expense of the 
same shall be paid for by special assessment, 
and the Commissioner of Public Works is 
authorized to let the last mentioned work to 
the said A. H. Perkins at the same rates as the 
work contracted for as aforesaid, to be paid for 



when the assessment levied for that purpose 
shall have been collected. 

Aid. Hildreth presented a resolution concern- 
ing the relief of disabled firemen and police- 
men, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Burley presented a communication from 
B. Giroux, concerning his patent device for 
designating streets, Avhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Burley presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to contract with 
J. B. Smith & Co. for paving Division street by 
private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to refund a fine paid by H. Mat- 
thias, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication 
from J. J. McGrath, concerning election of Al- 
derman of the 14th Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

Aid. Meier moved that the Committee on 
Elections report on the 14th Ward election mat- 
ter at the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Cullerton moved, as an amendment, that 
the committee report on May 31. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



May 17,1 



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May 24,] 



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[1880. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



. REGULAR MEETING. 



HVCATST 24, 1S30. 



OFFICIAL &EQOR®, _ 

Present.— Aid. Wickershani, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward, 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy and Burley. 

Absent. — Aid. Peevey, McNurney, Lcrenz, Mc- 
Cormiek and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Cullerton in the Chair. 

MIKUTES. 

Aid. Everett moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held May 17, be approved until 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent. Aid. Everett presented a remon- 
strance against the improvement of Robey street, 
between Lake street and Harrison street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

By consent, Aid. Altpeter presented a commu- 
nication from Martin Baumruker, stating that 
he intended contesting the election of E. F. Cul- 
lerton as Alderman from the 6th Ward, which 
was 



Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

By consent, Aid. Altpeter presented a resolu- 
tion, authorizing the opening of the ballots cast 
at the last election in the Sixth Ward, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

By consent, Aid. Wickersham presented the 
draft of an ordinance regulating the standing 
places of hacks, express wagons, and other vehi- 
cles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



By consent, Aid. Hildreth presented an order 
concerning the opening of Fourteenth street and 
West Fourteenth street, and widening the river at 
these points. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the order on its 
passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Sanders , McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Schroeder, 
Meyer (15th Ward) Young— 11. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Smyth, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 18. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the order be referred 
to the joint Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the West and South Divisions. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order for lamps on 
West Jackson street between Halsted street and 
Baflin street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare proper ordinances. 



Aid. Smyth presented the petition of J.H.Burns, 
for lease of lake front, north of the Exposition 
building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 



Aid. Smyth presented the petition of Thomas 
Maloney for relief from judgment, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order for water on 
Fleetwood street from Elston avenue to Blanche 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



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Aid. Dixon presented the draft of an ordinance 
concerning insurance brokers, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Dixon presented the petition of Abner R 
Scranton, for payment of money due him and 
held by the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to advertise 
for bids for the construction of a viaduct on West 
Harrison street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Worts be and is hereby instructed to advertise 
for the construction of a viaduct over the tracks 
of the Alton and St. Louis Railroad and the Pitts- 
burg and Fort Wayne Railroad tracks at Harrison 
street, an appropriation of $30,790.48. Having 
been made for the same in the last appropria- 
tion bill. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Frank 
Roehr, for the erection of his safety gate at the 
bridges in the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Schroeder presented a communication 
from the the Bufialo Petroleum Gas Light Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Lawler presented a remonstrance against 
paving Desplaines street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys. WD. 

Aid. Watkins presented a petition for the im- 
provement of South Park avenue, from Twenty- 
second street to Douglas avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Young presented the draft of an ordinance 
concerning the inspection of mineral oil, which 
was 

Referred to. the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Schroeder presented an order directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to let the con- 
tract for constructing a viaduct at Sangamon 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Brady presented a petition for adoption 
of speaking telephones for fire alarm and police 
business, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Schroeder presented a petition concerning 
the maiket on West Randolph street, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Markets. 

Aid. Swift presented an order for Lamps in 
Jefferson Park, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of Philip 
Delap for compensation for personal injuries 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid Riordan presented an order for sidewalk 
on Wright street, from Johnson street to Halsted 
street and on Johnson street from 14th street to 
Y, right street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



Aid. McAuley presenting an order for sidewalk 
on Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third street 
to Thirty-ninth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. McAuley presented an order for sidewalk 
on Douglas avenue, from Portland avenue to 
Stewart avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for bridge 
over the alley from Sixteenth to Eighteenth 
streets, between Throop and Alport streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for a sewer 
in Twenty-second street, from Ashland avenue 
to Lincoln street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

BEPOBTS OF THE CITY OFFICES. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayob's Office, j 
Chicago, May 24, 1880. j 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

Gentlemen — I herewith return without my 
approval, the order passed by your Hon. body, 
May 17, 18S0, for paving Ontario street, from Clark 
street to St. Clair street, and submit the fol- 
lowing reasons therefor. 

First, To make a proper special assessment for 
a public improvement of this character, the con- 
tract therefor, should be let to the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder. The order or resolution above 
does not contemplate such arrangement. 

Second, The order is objectionable, because it 
permits outsiders, without any voice of the city, 
to establish a price which the city must pay for 
paving intersections and which is not determined 
by bidders. 

Third, The present prices, for the contemplated 
pavement, as per bids for similar improvements 
is $1 07 per yard including composition to be 
used. The composition costs -21 to 25 cents per 
yard. I am informed and understand that the 
contract price fixed by some of the property 
owners in this matter is $1 05 per yard excluding 
and not using composition. Taking the bids in 
other cases as a standard, the price should 
not exceed 82 to 85 cents per yard. 

As it appears from the preamble and resolution 
that some property owners as well as the city 
were not parties to the contract, for the foregoing 
reasons it seems advisable that contracts of this 
character depending upon special assessments 
should be entered into by the city in the usual 
way, Respectfully Yours, 

Cabteb H. Habbison, Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote, by 
which the order was passed : 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the order be passed the 
veto of the Mayor to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Lawler, Burley— 2. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis.Wa'kins, McAuley,Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Purcell, 
Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley — 29. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending May 22, which was 

Placed on file. 






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itroller submitted his report oJ 

. April 
and 
Ble. 
i ' 
\ mount ol mo the 

asnr3 at olose oi boo 

A.pril30, L880 

■>.ts drawn, payableon de- 
mand—not yet presented $ 68,54 I 86 

Net balance $2,249,531,92 

LND CREDIT vs EOLLOWS 

"vl • 

E LTld $ 418,989 53 

3 22 

lurr fund : 4,696 28 

L he is fund..... 331 58 

Police and firemen's relief fund 91 92 

818 90 

tnd 63,386 13 

General sinking" fund 117,410 11 

School sinking fund 45,130 26 

River improvement sinking fund. ... 38 561 02 

ages ildngfund 42.537 66 

iresofl879 13.828 59 

General fund, 1879 83,364 90 

Fire department fund, 1S79 76,121 32 

Sewerage fund, 1879 16,863 89 

Sewerage tax fund, 1879 13,377 85 

Department public works, 1S79 83,336 09 

School tax fund. 1S79 4,915 73 

Police fund. 1379 81,018 49 

Street lamp fund. 1S79 32,327 58 

Public library fund, 1879 7,150 85 

Interest account, 1^79 • 155,166 58 

City hall fund, 1879 13,783 35 

General fund, 1S80 .- 443,255 78 

Fire Department fund, 1880 55,512 50 

Sewerage fund, 1880 7,637 16 

Sewerage tax fund, 1SS0 " 4,944 37 

Department public works, 1880 122,253 18 

School tax fund, 1880 2,593 94 

.Public library fund, 18S0 5,669 99 

Street lanro fund, 1880 1,232 86 

City hall fund, 1880 2,549 87 

Interest account, 18S0 1,047 56 

Polica fund, 1S80 60,534 28 



$2,249,531 92 
Amount of warrants drawn against the sever- 
al appropriations for the current fiscal year, dur- 
ing the month of April, 1880 : 

General fund, 1SS0 $ 30,654 14 

Fire department fund, 1880 49,511 87 

Sewerage fund, 1880 4,246 59 

Sewerage tax fund, 1880 1,797 02 

Department public work, 1880 30,069 46 

School tax funds, 1880 11,260 23 

Street lamp funds. 1880 867 1 

Citv hail fund, 1880 450-13 

Police funds, 1880 59,392 39 

Public Library fund, 1880 3,020 74 

$191,760 00 
Warrants issued the year previous 
or in previous years redeemed by 
the treasurer, during the month of 

April, 18S0 $ 315,490 22 

Amount of warrants outstanding, April 30, 1880. 

Payable on demand. . , 868,544 86 

Payable on demand from taxes of 1878. 5,360 54 
Payable from taxes of 1879, when col- 
lected ._ 739,984 29 



$813,889 69 
The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report on a petition concerning the improve- 
ment of W. Washington street, from Canal street 
to Halsted street, which was ordered published 
and 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 



The follow in : : . bhe 1 1 
on cob or i ' i Board of iv bdio "\\ ores, I 
Chicago, Ma\ 24, L880. f 
To thk Eon. H ayor and Cm Coi 

Gentlemen: An ordinance [or improving W. 
Washin onsto b,from< Uintonto.li I I 

was passed bj four honorable I o October 

last. At: assessment was duly made ii: conform- 
; v with saiJ ordinam o; i^ 1 i beenfullj confirmed 
'■\ the court, and the -warrant for the collection of 
veral amounts assessed is now in the] Liids 
o bhe county collector. 1 advertised for letting 
the work on'tln 7th day of this month, and 
ed the bids bherefOr on the 19th inst. At the last 
meeting of your honorable body a petition was 
presented asking you to grant a permit to \\ . H. 
vVatson to improve said street under a 
contract, which he had worked up with a portion 
of the lot-owners during the pendency and pro- 
gress of the proceedings ordered by your honor- 
able body for the improvement of said street as 
above set forth. Said petition was referred to 
me by the Council, "with power to act." The 
first step toward allowing this private coul ract to 
supersede the regular proceedings woula be to 
repeal the ordinance, annul the assessment, and 
withdraw the warrant for collection of same. 
This power is wholly with the Council, and while 
said ordinance stands and the proceedings under 
it are valid and binding, I certainly have no pow- 
er to proceed in contravention thereof. This is 
an interesting and instructive case, and you will 
please pardon me for giving the details fully. I 
will do so as concisely as I can. The ordinance 
requires that the improvement be made as fol- 
lows (the assessments are bassed upon this, and 
unless the improvement is thus made the assess- 
ments can not be legally collected) : "That W. 
Washington street, from the east line of Clinton 
street to the east line of Desplaines street, and 
from the west line of Desplaines street to the 
east line of Halsted street, be and is hereby or- 
dered graded to within twelve inches of the grade 
of the pavement, and paved with wooden block 
pavement ; said wooden blocks to be eight inches 
long and from four to ten inches in diameter, cut 
from sound cedar posts ; said blocks to be set on 
end upon a flooring of one-inch common pine 
boards, laid upon abed of sand three inches deep, 
the spaces between the blocks to be filled with 
clean, dry, lake shore paving gravel, compactly 
lammed down by means of a paver's tamping 
iron, prepared to fit the joints, so that all parts 
shall be thoroughly rammed ; said spaces and the 
surface of the pavement to be flooded with a pav- 
ing composition equal to Barrett & Arnold's best 
quality, using not less than one and one-half gad- 
Ions to each square yard, fine roofing gravel to be 
swept over the entire surface, so as to completely 
fill any spaces where the gravel may have settled, 
the entire surface to be again flooded with said 
composition, using not less than one gallon to 
each square yard, and immediately covered with 
fine roofing gravel to the depth of one inch ; said 
pavement to be laid to conform to the grade of 
said W. Washington street between said points. 

The private contract gotten up by Watson diff- 
ers from the above mainly in these two particu- 
lars : 1. It provides for two-inch hemlock plank 
and seven-inch cedar blocks, instead of one-inch 
pine plank and eight-inch cedar blocks as pro- 
vided by the ordinance ; the wooden surface or 
topping being nine inches in either case. 2. The 
whole of the paving composition is left out in 
Watson's specifications. This composition is 
worth 20 cents per square yard to .furnish and 
put it on ; in other words, this pavement can be 
laid for 20 cents per square yard less without the 
composition than with it. Watson's contract 
charges the owners $1 12>2 per square yard with- 
out the composition. Under the regular compe- 
tition I have a bid from a reliable contractor to 
do the work at $1 07 per square yard, including 
the composition ; or ' it left out, he will do the 
work, exactly as Watson proposes, at 87 cents 



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per square yard. There is no difference in price 
between the two inch hemlock plank and seven 
inch block and the one inch pine plank and eight 
inch block ; the contractor will furnish either at 
the same price. As so many persons on this 
street have signed the Watson contract, I would 
have let the work to be done, in his way, at 87 
cents per square instead of $1 12% per square 
yard as they have contracted, but, as the ordi- 
nance requires a different improvement, the as- 
sessments would not hold against anyone. I have 
therefore let the contract at $1 07 per square 
yard, under the ordinance and assessments made. 
This is 5% cents less per square yard than the 
Watson contract, and the pavement will be twen- 
ty cents per square yard better by the adding of 
the composition ; the contractor will put in two- 
inch hemlock plank and seven-inch blocks at the 
same price for those who prefer it if notified in 
time by them. This case illustrates fully the 
deception in private contracts. If men will 
spend so much time and labor in working up a 
private contract rather than enter the lists of a 
free and fair competition, it is plain that they 
make more money in this way, and to the extent 
that, they are gainers, the people must be losers. 
It sets at naught your ordinances, frustrates all 
the proceedings under them, and is a manifest 
injustice to those who do not sign the contract, 
debarring them from the benefits of competition. 
It would be a simple justice to them and a remedy 
for the whole evil if your honorable body would 
require these private contracts to be unanimous- 
ly signed by the lot-owners before suffering them 
to interfere with the regular proceedings. If an 
ordinance to improve a street does not suit a 
majority of those directly concerned it can be re- 
pealed by a timely remonstrance and showing to 
the council. Respectfully, 

Chas. S. Waller. 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

The Board of Education presented a communi- 
cation asking the extension of sewer and water 
to the school sites on the corner of Lincoln street 
and Douglas avenue and owners of Wallace street 
and Douglas avenue. 

Aid. Clark moved that the communication be 
referred to the Commisioner of Public Works, 
with instructions to extend the water pipes and 
sewers as desired by the Board. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burley presented an order for issue of 
abatement vouchers for macadmizing Chestnut 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for curbing, filling and 
paving Adams street, from State street to Michi- 
gan avenue. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for curbing, filling and paving Washington 
street, from Wabash avenue to Michigan avenue. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for curbing and paving Ohio street, in front 
of sundry lots, from N. Clark street to St. Clair 
street. 

Aid. Burley moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



The report of the Commissioners to make esti- 
mate for four lamp posts on Calumet avenue, 
from Eighteenth street to about 400 feet south of 
Eighteenth street. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Young presented a petition for repeal of 
ordinance for paving North avenue from North 
Wells street to North Clark street, which was- 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Imhof presented an order for lighting 
Hurlbert street from Sigel street to Clybourn 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented a communication from the 
Tiustees of the Town of Cicero concerning The 
improvement of West Madison street from Craw- 
ford avenue to Central Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The Clerk presented the petition of the Dom- 
nican Sisters for the removal of the North Di- 
vision Pound, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

The Clerk presented a petition for sidewalk on 
Wentworth avenue from Thirty-third street to 
Thirty-ninth street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Work 
for a proper ordinance. 

The Clerk presented the petition of D. D. King 
for compensation for personal injuries, which 
Tsas 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a petition for sidewalk on 
S. Da Salle street from Thirty-eighth street to 
Thirty-ninth street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

The Clerk presented a communication from A. 
B. Harris concerning appointment of an ap- 
praiser, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented a petition for reduction 
of sidewalk width on Wentworth avenue from 
Twenty-ninth to Thirty-ninth streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Burley presented an order concerning the 
improvement of Chestnut street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersharn, Dixson, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, btauber, Meyer (15th 
ward), Young, Meier (16th ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— Sander s — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, On the 8th day of March, 18S0, the 
following proceedings were recorded, page 478 
Criminal Proceedings of 1880, under the report 
from the Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. : 
" The same Committee to whom was referred a 
" remonstrance against macadamizing Chestnut 
" street, submitted a report recommending that 
"the prayer be granted, and that the street be 



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"curbed and filled," which rep< curred 

in, therefore, in order to carry out the n\ i 
the Counoil, 

Ordered, Thai I he ( on o ission< t oi Public 
Works is hereby directed to advertise for pro- 
posals for curbing and filling Chestnul street 
from Rush star* I bo Pine street, and to cause 
rebate vouch* rs bo bo bhe respective 

o^ a< rs for bhe amount assessed for mace 
i -g said street betwee q said points. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for repair 
of West 1 ake street froi i bh< C, & Gr. E. R. R. 
to the city limits, which 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



iETS OF ST AJSTDING COMMITTEES— STBBl 
ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. !>., 
to whom was referred a petition for postpone- 
ment of bhe improvement of West Madison street 
d street west, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for the improvement of alleys in Blocks 
22 and 29, Sec. 17, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works, with instructions to prepare a proper 
ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance for macadam- 
izing Union street from W. Madison street to 
Milwaukee avenue viaduct, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Dixon and Sanders requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Smyth moved that it be made the special 
order for the next regular meeting, at 9 o'clock 
p. m. 

Agreed to. 



The same committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance for macadam- 
izing Paulina street from W. Lake street to W. 
Chicago avenue, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, bchroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward;, 
Young, Meier < 16th ward), Murphy, Burley— 22. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Culierton, Hulbert, Imhof — 8. 

The mllowing is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the. ordinance entitled "an 
ordinance for the improvement of Paulina street, 
from West Lake street to West Chicago avenue." 
passed December 15, 1879, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



The san > aittee, bo whom wen i 

brances against macadamizing Bastings 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
i!i,'\ be pla< ed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved bo concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
remonstrance against permitting W. A. Shaw to 
pave West Monroe street by private contract, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for the improvement of Jefferson street 
from Madison street to Carroll avenue by private 
contract, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the repdrt be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 



■ The same committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for repeal of the ordinance for im- 
provement of Elizabeth street, submitted a re- 
port therein. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee, to whom was referred a 
remonstrance against the improvement of Ada 
street, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
remonstrance against planking Throop street, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order concerning opening of an alley east of Rock- 
well street, from Madison street to Lake street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the rsport and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works, be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and send to the Council a proper ordinance 
for opening an alley parallel with Rockwell 
street on the east side of said street, from Mad- 
ison street to Lake street. 



The same Committee, to whom- was referred 
an order for improvement of West Randolph 
street, by private contract, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 
The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
remonstrances against the improvement of No- 
ble street, submitted a report recommending 
that they be referred to the Department of Public 
Works, with instructions to prepare an ordinance 
repealing the ordinance for s;ud improvement. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for sidewalk on Lincoln street, near 
Twelfth street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works'for an ordinance. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for a sewer in Morgan street, from Six- 
teenth street to Eighteenth street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to cencur in the report : 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for opening of Twentieth street from 
Centre avenue to Throop street, submitted a re- 
port recommending its reference to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for opening of Hinman street, from Robey 
street to Leavitt street, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be referred to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for the improvement of Loomis street by 
private contract, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Dixon and Sanders requested that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for a sewer in Lincoln street, from Bryson 
street to Divison street, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be referred to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sidewalk on Cortland street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and the same is hereby requested to 
prepare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the north side of Cort- 
land street, one hundred and fifty feet west from 
North Robey street. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred .an 
order for catch-basins on Fox place, Ellen and 
Wood streets, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the order. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner • of Public 
Works be and the same is hereby directed to 
cause catch-basins to be built on Fox place and on 
Ellen and Wood streets. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sidewalk on Elkgrove street, submit- 
ted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is requested to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for sidewalk on Elk- 
grove street from Wabansia avenue to North 
avenue, on the east side of the street. 



The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sewer on Wilmot avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for repair of North May street, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order in relation to the improvement of West Polk 
street, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, The Department of Public Works 
have let the contract for filling West Polk street 
from Ogden avenue to Irving place for the pur- 
pose of putting in a sewer, and 

Whereas, The said Polk street has been mac- 
adamized between the above mentioned points, 
the Department of Public Works are hereby di- 
rected to remove the said macadam and to replace 
the same when the said filling and sewer is 
finished. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of M. Dolan for compensation for 
damage, submitted a report recommending that 
it be referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Meyer presented a remonstrance against 
the improvement of Lincoln avenue, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order directing the 
closing of city offices on May 29, and moved its 
passage. 



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The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the heads of ail departments of 
the oity government, be and the] are hereby di 
bheir i espective offices, Saturdaj , 
.Ma> a9,1880,so a^ to enable their employes to 
participate in the oeremonj of decoratii 

\ ho died while de- 
fending tho life of their country. 



ADJOURNMKNT. * 

\i.l. Meyer moved thai the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The morion prevailed b ad i he I louncil bo id 
adjourned, 

l'. .1 BOWAKD, 

City Clei'k. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



j^Lj^r^r si, 18SO. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Ballard, Clark , Cullerton, Alt- 
peter. Riordan, Peevey, Swift, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Brady and Lorenz. 

Absent — Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Shorey, Grannis, Catkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Hildreth, Dawler, Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Bond, Hulhert, Stauber. Meyer '15th 
Ward, 1 ) Young, Meier (16th Ward,) Imhof/Barrett, 



Murphy, McCoimic'k, Burley and His Honor the 
Mayor. 

There being no quorum, Aid. Cullerton moved 
that the Council do now adjourn until Thursday, 
June 3, at 7 :30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

^P. J. HOWARD 

City Clerk. 



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ADJOURNED MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

No quorum. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk- 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present.— Aid. Wickerslmm, Sandors, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley,Cullorton,Altpot< r, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, 
Bond, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Young, 
Meier (lGth Ward, Barrett, Murphy and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent.— Aid. Dixon, Ballard, Shoroy, Burke, 
Hildreth, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Everett, 
Hulbert, Brady, Meyer (15th Ward,) Imhof, Mc- 
Cormick and Burley. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting hold May 24, of the regular 
meeting held May 31st, and of the adjourned 
meeting heldMune 3, be approved, without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor tho Mayor appointing Chas. B. Hoftor 
bailiff of the Southwest Division police court. 

Aid. Lawl or having moved that the appoint- 
ment be concurred in the call of the roll showed 
that there was no quorum present, viz : 

Yeas.— Aid. Wickorsham, Sanders, Clark, Gran- 
nis, Watkins, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, McNurney, Bond, Thompson, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Young, Moier (lGth Ward,) Murphy— 18. 

Nays.— None. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn until Friday, Juno 11 at 7 30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING. 



J-XJnSTE 11, 18SO. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey.Grannis, Watkins, McAuley.Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth,McNurney,Schroeder,.Swift,Boud, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Sanders, Purcell.Peevey, Everett, 
Hulbert, Meyer (15th Ward.) and McCoiniick. 

The Mayor in the Chair. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the fortnight ending June 5, which were 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication appointing Charles B. Hef- 
ter Bailiff of the Southwest Division Police 
Court. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

A communication appointing Redmond Sheri- 
dan Clerk of the Southwest Division Police 
Court. 

Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas. — Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Sho- 
rey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Ri- 
ordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, 



Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley.— 25. 
Nays.— None. 

ALSO, 

A communication appointing O. P. Ingersoll 
Police Magistrate for the Southwest Division 
Police Court. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 



Yeas.— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 26. 

Nays. — None. 

ALSO, 

A communication appointing Patrick Tierney 
Boiler Inspector vice John D. Murphy. 

Aid. McNurney moved that the communica- 
tion be referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

Also the following communication : 

Mayor's Office. \ 
Chicago, May 31, 1880. j 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago. 

I herewith present you a communication ad- 
dressed to me by the Corporation Council. I 
have had frequent consultations with Mr. 
Adams on the Dearborn street opening and con- 
cur with him in his views, which he more fully 
unfolds by the accompanying communication. 

I therefore recommend the passage of the or- 
dinance herewith conveyed to you. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



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Law Department, ( 
Chicago, May 27, 1880. » 
Hon. Carter H. Harbison; 
Dear Sir: 
I deem it my duty to inform you of the present 
complicated condition of the proceedings for the 
opening of Dearborn street.from Jackson street to 
Fourteenth st.,and the causes which have induced 
the difficulties which 1 will mention. March 17, 
1873, the City Council passed an ordinance for 
the opening of Dearborn street, from Jackson 
street to Fourteenth street, April 23, 1874, judg- 
ment was entered by the Superior Coxxrt on the 
petition of the City awarding compensation for 
the property to be taken for the improvement, 
the total amount being $1,114,207.69. 

June 5, 1875, an assessment to pay the com- 
pensation awarded and the costs of the proceed- 
ings which was made on supplemental petition 
filed by the City was confirmed by the Superior 
Court. The judgment of the Superior Court con- 
firming the assessment was subsequently af- 
firmed by the Supreme Court on appeals taken 
by the owners of property assessed. March 9,1876, 
a warrant was issued for the collection of all as- 
sessments not included in the appeals to the Su- 
preme Court, and November 16, 1876, a warrant 
was issued for the collection of the assessments 
included in the appeals, the appeals having been 
determined in favor of the City at the last men- 
tioned date. 

March 1, 1878, the City Collector in obedience 
to an ordinance passed by the City Council made 
a report to the County Collector of the lands de- 
linquent in respect to the assessment prelimi- 
nary to an application by the County Collector 
for judgment against and sale of the lands. 

April 15, 1878, the Council passed an ordinance 
repealing the ordinance passed March 17, 1873, 
for the opening of Dearborn street, annulling 
the assessments made to pay the expenses of 
the improvement and directing the Comptroller 
to refund all moneys received on account of the 
assessments. 

April 15, 1878, the Council also passed an ordi- 
nance for opening of Dearborn street, from Jack- 
son street to Fourteenth street, the last men- 
tioned ordinance being a literal copy of the origi- 
nal ordinance passed March 17, 1873. 

April 22, 1878, the Mayor in a message to the 
Council vetoed both the ordinances passed April 
15, 1878. This he did under the advice of the 
Law Department, and for reasons stated at 
length in his message. 

July 1, 1878, the City Council passed both ordi- 
nances over the veto of the Mayor July 2, 1878, 
the City Comptroller acting in accordance with 
the repealing ordinance passed July 1, 1878, noti- 
fied the County Collector of the passage of the 
repealing ordinance and directed him not to col- 
lect any more on the warrants. 

July 1878 the Corporation Council, also acting 
in conformity with the repealing ordinance of 
July 1, 1878, appeared in the County Court and 
withdrew the application for judgment against 
the delinquent lands then pending in said court. 
Since July 1, 1878, no collections have been made 
and nothing whatever has been done in relation 
to the improvement. 

September 15, 1879, the matter was farther com- 
plicated by the passage of an ordinance over the 
Mayors veto granting the Chicago & Western In- 
diana R. R. Co., right of way, which includes 
within its boundaries the ground within the lines 
of the proposed opening of Dearborn street, all 
the way from Harrison to Fourteenth streets. 

The last ordinance has been held invalid by 
the Appellate Court, and the question of its va- 
lidity is now pending before the Supreme Court 
on appeal. 

Numerous suits have been brought against the 
City by owners of property condemned for 
the improvement to recover the compensation 
awarded them in the condemnation proceedings. 



The question which I shall briefly consider is, 
what should be done by the city in the premises ? 

If the Council had not passed the ordinance of 
July 1, 1878, re-ordering the improvement, then 
the repealing ordinance of that date would have 
operated as an abandonment of the improvement, 
on the hypothesis that the City had not taken 
possession of the condemned property : but the 
passage of the ordinance re-ordering the improve- 
ment at the same meeting at which the repealing 
ordinance was passed seems inconsistent with an 
intention to abandon the improvement. The 
evident intention of the Council was to adhere 
to the proposed improvement as originally order- 
ed, but to abandon or escape from the condem- 
nation and assessment proceedings carried to 
completion in the Courts under the original ordi- 
nance, and have new condemnation and assess- 
ment proceedings under the new ordinance. 

The Council was informed by the Mayor's veto 
message that this could not be done, that the 
former porceedings could only be abandoned by 
abandoning the improvement in good faith and 
that there could not be new condemnation pro- 
ceedings under the last ordinance ordering the 
same improvement, I have no doubt that this is 
the law. 

The present situation then may be stated as 
follows : 

1. The City cannot procure new condemna- 
tion and assessment proceedings under the ordi- 
nance of July 1, 1878. 

2. It is a question whether the ordinance of April 
22, 1878, reordering the improvement was not 
wholly void.in which case the repealing ordinance 
of the same date would operate as an abandon- 
ment of the improvement, and consequently as 
an abandonment of the condemnation and assess- 
ment proceedings instituted for the purpose of the 
improvement. Every phrase of the matter is 
fraught with difficulty. Something must be 
done however, and some one must assume re- 
sponsibility. Therefore after considering the 
matter carefully I advise that the ordinance of 
July 1, 1878, reordering the improvement be re- 
pealed and that the repealing ordinance of the 
same date be affirmed and adhered to. 

The City not having taken actual possession of 
any of the condemned premises so far as I have 
been able to learn, after diligent enquiry, the 
effect of the action recommended with leave the 
repealing ordinance of April 22, 1878, to operate 
as an abandonment of the improvement, and all 
proceedings in relation to it. 

I herewith submit a bill for an ordinance ia 
accordance with the above recommendation. 
Respectfully 

Francis Adams, 
Corporation Counsel. 

AN ORDINANCE. 

Repealing an ordinance for the opening or ex- 
tension of Dearborn street, from Jackson street 
to Fourteenth street, passed July 1, 1878, and for 
other purposes. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance entitled "an or- 
dinance for the opening or extension of Dearborn 
street, from Jackson'street to Fourteenth street," 
passed over the Mayors veto, to wit July 1, 1878, 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. The ordinance" entitled "an ordinance 
repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for the extension or opening of Dearborn street, 
from Jackson street to Fourteenth street," passed 
over the Mayors veto to wit, July 1, 1878, is hereby 
ratified adhered to and affirmed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the communication be 
published and made the special order for June 
21st, at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The Department of Public Works presented a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on the south 
side of VanBnren street, from Ashland avenue to 
Paulina street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bond, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Fees — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond. Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 35. 

Ways— None. 

ALSO 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Wood street, from West Harrison 
street to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bond, 
the" ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton. Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawlor, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber. Young, 
Meier <16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Oakley avenue, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Armitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stau- 
ber," the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Sho- 
rey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Ri- 
ordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays — None, 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Centre avenue, frcm West Madison 
street to West Monroe stree* .. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Switt, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier '16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Nineteenth street from Union 
street to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Alt- 
peter, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier '16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy ,Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays — None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Winchester avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift, the ordinance was pnt upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Giannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 



Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lincoln street, from West Madison 
street to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward) , Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lincoln street, from West Twelfth 
street to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays ss follows : 

Yeas.— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy.Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays.— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Lincoln street, from West Madison 
street to West Taylor street. 

By' unanimous consent,on motion of Aid. Bond, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Robey street, from West Madison street 
to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, Bra- 
dy, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), flmhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Robey street, from West Madison street 
to West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ler, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

leas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Robey street, from West Twelfth street 
to Blue Island avenue. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Ald.Rior- 
dan, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Biordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Ferdinand stieet, from Lincoln 
street to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bra- 
dy, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward) , Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays — None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Erie street, from Union street to 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Nurney, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon' Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Biordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward) , Imhof, Barrett, Murphy,Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Erie street, from Halsted street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schroeder, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Erie street, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Paulina street. 

By unanimous consent, ou motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance w»s put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth. Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of West Taylor street, from Ashland 
avenue to Ogden aveuue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ier, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas —Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None . 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of May street, from West Madison street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Nurney, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy.Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Washtenaw avenue, from West Jackson 
street to West Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Swift, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and pass- 
ed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth. Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy,Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Leavitt street, from Rhine street to 
Arrnitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Biordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None . 



A report and ordinance for Sidewalk on the 
east side of Holt street, from Cornell street to 
Cornelia street. 

By unanimous consent, on the motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 25. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for Sidewalk on the 
west side of Wood street, from Walnut street to 
West Kinzie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Ald.Brady, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for Sidewalk on both 
sides of Wilson street, from Stewart avenue to 
Jefferson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ier, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawier, Smyth, Schroeder, 



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Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (lt>tii Ward 1 ), Iiubof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 
Nays — None. 



A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on 
West Jackson street, from Halsted street to San- 
gamon street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smyth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and" passed by yeas and uays as follows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Diion, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis. McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordiun. Hildreth, LaAvler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier iltitb Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 25. 

Nays.— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on 

West Jackson street, from Loomis street to Laflin 

street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Swift, 

I the ordinance was put upon its passage and 

| passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — * Wicker sharn, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
j Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
i Riordan. Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy, Burley— 25. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for Sidewalk on both 
sides of Throop street, from West Adams street 
to West Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Swift, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Kiordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley.— 25. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for five lamp posts on 
Fulton street, from ' Canal street to Jefferson 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Nurney, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley.— 25. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for widening West 
Twelfth street, from Ogden avenue to west city 
limits. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
! and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley.— 25 

Nays — None. 



A communication concerning a request from 
the Board of Education asking the extension of 
water pipes and sewers for School purposes on 
the corner of Douglas avenue and Lincoln street. 



Aid. Thompson moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Schools with 
instructions to confer with the Board of Educa- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Clark presented an ordinance 
providing for the suppression of smoke as a nui- 
sance and moved its referrence to the Committee 
on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Burley, presented an order' 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the orainance as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby ordered to prepare 
and send to this Council a proper ordinance for a 
Sidewalk on the west side or North State street, 
from the north line of Chicago avenue to connect 
with the Sidewalk on west side of State street 
from the south line of East Pearson street. 

Aid. Burley presented an order for Sidewalk on 
East Pearson street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby ordered to prepare and 
send to this Council a proper ordinance for a 
Sidewalk on each side of East Pearson street, 
from the west line of North State street to the 
east line of Bushnell's Addition. 

By consent, Aid. Barrett of the Committee on 
Election presented the majority and minority 
reports concerning the election for Alderman in 
the fourteenth Ward. 

Aid. Meier moved that the reports be recom- 
mitted with the instruction to examine thorough- 
ly and report at the regular Council meeting, 
Monday, June 21, 1880, at 9 30 p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Alpeter presented a resoulution 
granting an extension of time in which to contest 
the election of Aid. Cullerton and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Burley moved to lay the subject matter 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Ballard, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Riordan, McNurney, Swift, Bond, 
Thompson, Brady, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy, Burley — 16. 

Nays — Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Burke, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder. 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meier (6th Ward)— 12. 

By consent, Aid. Altpeter, presented an order 
directing the repair of the west approach of Six- 
teenth street up to Canal street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented a petition 
for extension and opening of Ward Court, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented a petition 
for the extension of pound limits which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of introducing petitions, com- 
munications and ordinances. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 22. 

Nays— McNurney, Swift, Bond, Thompson, 
Brady, Young, Imhof— 7. 

Aid. Burley presented a petition and order con- 
cerning the improvement of Ontario street, from 
North Clark street to St. Clair street by private 
contract, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution concerning 
the nuisance caused by steam whistles on the 
river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Barrett presented a petition from M. Brand 
& Co., for permission to lay a railroad track to 
connect with their brewery on Snow street,which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Young presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to advertise for 
proposals for curbing, grading and paving North 
avenue, from North Wells s.reet to Chicago riv- 
er by private contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to lay water-mains 
in Armitage road, from Wood street to Commer- 
cial street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Stauber presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on Sloan street, along the 
property of the Northwestern Railroad Compa- 
ny, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for sidewalk 
on Twelfth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
prepare and send to this Council an ordinance for 
a sidewalk on the south side of Twelfth street, 
from the present terminus of the sidewalk to a 
distance eight hundred feet west of the terminus 
of the present water-main on West Twelfth 
street. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for sidewalk 
on West Fifteenth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following ip the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
prepare and send to this Council an ordinance 
for sidewalk on West Fifteenth street on both 
sides of said street, wherever the sidewalk may 
be destroyed, or in such condition as not to war- 
rant the city in repairing the same. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to extend the wa- 
ter-main on West Twelfth street a certain dis- 
tance west of the present terminus of said pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Aid. Riordan presented an order for sidewalk 
on Fifteenth street, from Canal street to Stewart 
avenue and moved its passage, 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works, be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and send to the Council a proper ordinance 
lor a sidewalk on both sides of Fifteenth street, 
from Canal street to Stewart avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order for repair- 
ing the bridge crossing the canal at Post and 
Levee streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and they are hereby directed to forthwith 
cause the bridge crossing the canal at Post and 
Levee streets to be put in good order. 

Aid. Cullerton presented affidavits concerning 
the election for Alderman in the Fourteenth 
Ward, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Elections. 

Aid. Burke presented a petition for gas on 
Twenty-fourth street, from Butler street to 
Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Burke presented an order for lamps on 
Twenty-fourth street, from Butler street to 
Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Ballard presented an ordinance authoriz- 
ing Field, Leiter & Co. to excavate under an alley 
in block 42, O. T., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented a petition praying 
that the fee for saloon license be fixed at $500, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licences. 

Aid. Watkins presented the petition of John 
Hefter for compensation for injuries to his horse, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Watkins presented the petition of C. C. 
Springer and F. W. Springer for permission to 
connect a lot in Hyde Park with the sewer in 
Egan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Grannis presented an order for sidewalk 
on Indiana avenue, between Twenty-sixth and 
Thirty-first streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
prepare and send to this Council an ordinance 
for sidewalk on both sides of Indiana avenue, 
between Twenty-sixth and Thirty-first streets. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the petition for in- 
crease of saloon license fee be published. 
The motion was lost. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 






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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JTTNE 14, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis.Watkins, McAu- 
ley, Burke. Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Irnhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, McCormick, Burley. 

Absent— Aid. Smyth, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Swift, Everett and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Lawler in the chair. 



Aid. Peevey moved that the minutes of the reg- 
ular meeting held June 7, and of the adjourned 
meeting held June 11 be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
pardons from the House of Correction during the 
week ending June 12, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Gas Inspector submitted his quarterly re- 
port, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Red- 
mond Sheridan as Clerk of the Southwest Divis- 
ion Police Court. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Chas. Hefter as bailiff of 
the Southwest Division Police Court. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the bond be approv- 
ed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Directors of the Public Library submit- 
ted their annual report, which, on motion of Aid. 
Shorey, was ordered 



Published and referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 
The following is the report : 

Chicago Public Library, f 
Chicago, June 14, 1880. \ 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Board of Alder- 
men in Common Council Assembled: ' 
Gentlemen:— I have the honor to transmit 
herewith the eighth annual report of the Board 
of the Chicago Public Library to your honorable 
body. 

Your obedient servant, 

W. B. Wickersham, 
Secy, to Library Board. 

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS 
OF THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

The Directors of the Chicago Public Library 
have the honor to present to the City Council 
their Eighth Annual Report, in accordance with 
the provisions of the seventh section of the act of 
the General Assembly under which the Library 
was established. 

There has been received from the Library fund 
during the year the sum of $33,765.58. 

The following tables show in detail how the 
moneys have been expended, and for what pur- 
poses : 

Salaries $ 14,558 84 

Books 7,404 51 

Newspapers and periodicals 1,705 54 

Binding and repairing books 2,167 01 

Incidental expenses 568 40 

Furniture and fixtures 223 27 

Printing and stationery 474 92 

Heating 19 i 55 

Insurance 855 00 

Rent 3,433 33 

Lighting (17 months) 1,167 38 

Freight 99 29 

Postage 174 06 

Finding lists 742 47 

Total «. $ 33,765 58 



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CASH ACCOUNT— RECEIVED. 

Cash on hand June 1, 1879 $ 790 21 

Received from City Comptroller 855 84 

Security deposits ... 44 00 

Duplicates sold 6 00 

Sale of old papers 18 39 

Fine from delinquents 1 ,775 72 

Finding Lists 145 27 

EXPENDED, 

Paid City Comptroller $ 1,905 00 

Books 203 17 

Incidental expenses 303 48 

Freight 89 45 

Newspapers and periodicals 37 49 

Postage 174 06 

Stationery and printing 30 88 

Binding 56 94 

Salary 9 08 

Heating 16 80 

Books lost 21 37 

Furniture and fixtures 7 50 

Cash on hand June 1 , 1880 780 21 

Total $ 3,635 43 

The Library now contains 67,722 books. Dur- 
ing the year there have been added to the Libra- 
ry 7,043 volumes by purchase, and 628 volumes by 
donations. The number of volumes lost or miss- 
ing is 160. The number of books loaned out during 
the year is 306,751 volumes. The following table 
shows the general character and kind of books 
loaned : 

History and biography. - ? • . 8.85 per cent. 

Voyages and travels 4.13 

Science and art 6.27 " 

Poetry and drama 2.95 " 

Works in Continental Lan- 
guages 10.11 

English prose fiction and 
journals 64.40 " 

Miscellaneous 3.29 " 

In addition to the above statistics, which are 
required by law to be given in the annual reports 
of the directors, it is also required that the di- 
rectors should give such other statistics, infor- 
mation, and suggestions as they may deem of 
general interest. 

The Library Act authorizes the City Council 
to levy a taxannually for the support of the Li- 
brary, to be levied and collected in like manner, 
with other general taxes of said city, and to be 
known as the "Library fund." The law further 
requires that all moneys received for such Libra- 
ry shall be deposited in the treasury of said city 
to the credit of the Library fund, and shall be 
kept separate and apart from other moneys of 
such city, and drawn upon by the proper officers 
of said city upon the properly authenticated 
vouchers of the Library board." 

The Directors, by express provision of law, 
have the exclusive control of all moneys collect- 
ed to the credit of the Library fund. 

It has been the prudent policy <_f the Directors 
from the beginning to make no expenditures in 
advance of the actual collection 6f money to the 
credit of the "Library Fundi" By adhering con- 
stantly to this policy, all the purchases for the 
Library during the last eight years have been 
made at the lowest cash rates in the principal 
book markets <f the world. It is extremely de- 
sirable that the Directors should not be hindered 
from continuing the same policy. 

On the first day of March 1880, the City Coun- 
cil passed the following order: 

Whereas, The city charter requires that the 
appropriations for corporate purposes shall be 
made during the first quarter of each fiscal year, 
while the revenue laws of the state render it im- 
possible to collect the money thus appropriated 
until the next year thereafter, and, 

Whereas, Under the operations of these laws 
the city government is of necessity left without 



funds in hand with which to meet current ex- 
penses, and is obliged to resort to one of the fol- 
lowing modes of relief : 

First, Borrowing money. 

Second, Issuing scrip. 

Third, By accumulating in the treasury fund 
through the practice of economy and the annual 
reducing of the expenditures below the amount 
appropriated, and 

Whereas, We are prohibited by the constitu- 
tion from borrowing money and increasing our 
debt beyond its present limit, and, believing, as 
we do, that the practice of issuing scrip which 
the employes of the city are forced to accept, is 
an injustice to them, and that it is bad economy 
for the city, therefore, Resolved, That we declare 
it to be the policy of this Council to do away at 
the earliest practicable moment with the neces- 
sity of is suing scrip, and that we believe the only 
feasible way of doing this is by the gradual accu- 
mulation of a fund in the city treasury which 
shall be held sacred for that purpose, and to that 
end it is hereby ordered thut all unexpended bal- 
ances not including trust funds, now in the city 
treasury which have been collected from miscel- 
laneous sources or collected from taxes levied 
for the year 1879, or previous years, or that may 
hereafter be collected on account of said levies 
shall be disposed of by the City Comptroller, as 
follows : 

First— Restore the sinking fund to the full 
amount required by law. 

Second— Any unexpended balances remaining 
from former appropriations for school purposes 
to be placed to the credit of the Board of Educa- 
tion as the law requires, and as this Council has 
heretofore ordered. 

Third— Any appropriations heretofore made for 
fire or police stations, or sewers, and the sum of 
$55,000 for constructing a bridge over the river at 
Fourteenth street, and yet unexpended, to con- 
tinue in force. 

Fourth— To the payment of any indebtedness 
incurred, including scri p outstanding, on account 
of work done, materials furnished or contracts 
yet uncompleted, let in pursuance of former ap- 
propriations. 

Fifth— The sum of four hundred and fifty thous- 
and dollars from the savings of 1878 and previous 
years, together with the sum of two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, which has been recom- 
mended by the Finance Committee, to be used 
for corporate purposes during 1880 to be so ap- 
plied. 

Sixth— All the balances then remaining from 
whatever source to be covered into the general 
fund. 

The order, inadvertently, in terms, is broad 
enough to cover the "Library Fund," over 
which, after it is once created, the City Council 
has no authority whatever. 

And the City Comptroller acting under the 
assumed authority of that order, proposes to di- 
vert the Library Fund, collected and to be col- 
lected under the levies of previous years from the 
sole purpose for which it is raised. 

This is a clear violation of legal duty, and the 
Directors trust that it is only necessary to call 
the attention of the Council to the express provi- 
sions of the law in relation to the "Library Fund" 
in order to free them from the great embarrass- 
ment that will occur if the Comptroller's con- 
struction of the order of the City Council shall be 
adhered to. 

The following statement shows the loss the 
Library Fund will suffer under the Comptrollers 
construction of the order. 

Balance to Cr. of 1877 Fund Jan. 1. 1880, $2,799.75 
" " " 1878 " " " " 7,896.94 
„ << ,. 1879 ,, .< i( « 23,197.21 

Total $33,893.90 



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It is proper to add that all the levies of the last 
-dx year a, on account at the Library Fund are too 

little entire than too much. The development 
of the Library has been retarded for want ol the 
means that have been withheld. It was generally 
understood when the Library was first organized 
that the annua] iev> would never be less than 
$50,000. The first i\\ levies were a little in excess 
of that sum. The financial difficulties then 
seemed to make it necessary to withhold a large 
part of tho amount that had been confidently re- 
lied upon, and for some years there was a well 
grounded apprehension that the Library would 
fail to serve the high uses for which it was 
created. 

But notwithstanding these crippling and unex- 
pected limitations, ample experience has now 
made it clear to intelligent observers that no 
money expended for educational purposes in this 
city, exerts a wider, healthier, and more perma- 
nent influence than that which is devoted to 
those uses, directly or indirectly its educational 
influence extends to the whole people. It is per- 
fectly cosmopolitan in its charater, and it serves 
all alike. The rich man who would be incon- 
venienced by so large a collection and the poor 
man who would otherwise be without an y books. 
It supplements the education of the schools, and 
at the most critical period of youth, it occupies 
the mind with the facinations of literature in the 
place of idle vagrancy and the allurements of dis- 
sipation. It would be a blunder inexcusable to 
weaken its beneficent influence by withholding 
frorn it funds already levied and set apart by 
law irrevocably for its use. 

From the statistics above given, it appears that 
the Library now contains over 67,000 volums. In 
the near future it will begin to take rank with 
the great Public Libraries of other cities in the 
United States and Great Britain and have several 
hundred thousand volumes. With every in- 
crease of books the necessity of a building adapt- 
ed to library uses will become more and more 
apparent. The library ought as soon as practi- 
cable to be placed in a fire-proof building. It is 
not merely the money loss alone which is in- 
volved. Any great library gathers many valua- 
ble books from time to time, that can never be 
restored if lost, and it would require along time 
to restore even those that are for sale in the 
book marts. Besides many books in this Library 
have a peculiar value from association with the 
names of friends in other lands who gave it the 
impetus of helpful sympathy at the beginning. It 
is due to those generous friends that their valua- 
ble gifts should not be lost through apathy and 
improvidence. As a cherished institution of the 
city, of the greatest usefulness, ana steady 
growing in public favor, it is not fit that there be 
longer delay in taking the incipient steps to- 
wards providing for it a permanent home. 

It will need large grounds, that it may not be 
exposed to fire, that it many have abundance of 
light, and ample room for future expansion. 
In most of the experiments that have been made 
in other cities, some of these essential conditions 
have been overlooked. 

The cost of repairing such mistakes, besides 
the greatest inconvenience, is to avoid by a provi- 
dent foresight in making the proper provisions 
in the start. It is extremely desirable that a 
new building should be constructed, for it is 
almost impossible to procure a building construct- 
ed for other uses that is fit for the uses of a 
library. It is important that a library build- 
ing should have the utmost possible amount 
of light consistent with the strength of the 
structure. Such a building can only be obtained 
here by constructing one for the purpose, with 
long wide windows and strong butresses between 
them. 

The Directors respectfully submit to the 
consideration of the City Council whether the 
time has not now arrived when the public wel- 
fare will be promoted by securing the Library 



grounds, and a building adequate to its present 
and prospective wants. 

Daniel L. Shorey, President. 

Ferdinand C. Hotz, George Mason, O. S. A. 
Sprague, Berthold Lowenthal, Harrv Rubens, -I . 
B. Walker. 

Annual Report of the Secretary. 

PUBLIC LlBBARY. 

Chicago, June 14, 1880. 
To the Board of Directors of Public Library: 

GENTLEMEN —As required by the seventh Sec- 
tion of the Act of the General Assembly, under 
which the Library is established, Therewith sub- 
mit the following financial and statisical state- 
ments for the year ending May 31, 1^80. 

VOUCHER ACCOUNT— RECEIPTS. 

Amount drawn from Library Fund, $33,755.58 

EXPENDITURES. 

For Salaries $14 



Books 

Newspapers and Periodicals . . 
Binding and Repairing Books . 

Incidental Expenses 

Furniture and Fixtures 

Printing and Stationery 

Heating 

Insurance 

Rent 

Lighting— 17 mos 

Freight 

Postage 

Finding Lists 



CASH ACCOUNT— RECEIPTS. 



,558.84 
,404.52 
705.54 
167.01 
568.40 
223.27 
474.92 
191.55 
855.00 
433.33 
167.38 
99.29 
174.06 
742.47 



Cash on hand Jane 1, 1879 

Received from City Comptroler 

Security Deposits , 

Duplicates sold 

Sale of old papers 

Fines from delinquents 

Finding Lists , 



EXPENDITURES. 



$33,765.58 



$790.21 

855.84 

44.00 

6.00 

18.39 

1,775.72 

145.27 



Paid City Comptroller 

Books 

Incidental Expenses 

Freight 

Newspapers and Periodicals 

Postage 

Stationary and Printing 

Binding ..'. 

Salary 

Heating 

Books Lost 

Furniture and Fixtures 

Cash on hand June 1, 1880. . . 



$1 



905.00 

203.17 

303.48 

89.45 

37.49 

174.06 

30.88 

56.94 

9.08 

16.80 

21.37 

7.05 

780.-21 



$3,635.43. $3,635.43 

Number of books in the Library 67,722 

" Purchased 7,042 

" Donated 628 

" " " Unaccounted for 106 

Respectfully Submitted 

W. B. WlCKERSHAM, 

Secretary. 

State of Illinois, l 
County of Cook, f 6 

I, W. B. Wickersharn, Secretary of the Chicago 
Library. :lo solemnly affirm that the foregoing 
statements are true to the hest of my knowledge 
and belief, W. B. Wickersham, 

Secretary. 

Affirmed to and subscribed before me this 14th 
of June, A. D., 1880. Peter D. Schipperus, 

' I O-El ATI 



ISEAL.] 



Notary Public. 



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ANNUAL STATEMENT OP THE LIBRABY FUND JUNE 

1, 1880. 
Appropriations. Tax Taxes Taxes 

Levies. Collected. Uncol'c'cl 
Statement in detail. 

Credits. 
1875 and prior yrs. $156,978.70 $146,112.41 $10,866.29 

1876 25,000,00 23,792.47 1,207,53 

1877 34,375.00 32,192.51 2,182.49 

1878 22,999.99 21,997.33 1,002.66 

1879 39,000.00 24,790.15 14,209.85 

1880 42,927.50 42,927.50 

$321,281.19 $248,884.87 $72,390.31 
Add miscellane- 
ous receipts . . . $6,878.42 
Trans f'r'd from ) 
Gen. F'd rebate > 
on c'stcol'gtx's ) $3,679.94 . 

Total appropri'n 

and misc. rec's $331,839.55 

Debits. 
Warrants drawn 

on Treasurer. 
From beginning 

to June 1, 1879. $210,781.36 

From June 1, '79, 

to June 1, 1880, 36,771.20 

Rebates on tax 

levies of 1878 

and prior yrs . . 14,887.90 

Total am't ch'g'd 
to this fund 
June 1, 1880 .... *262,440.46 

Gen. Statement 

Total appropria- 
tion and mis- 
laneous rece'ts $331,839.55 

Total am't ch'g'd 
this fund 226,440.46 

Total appropria- 

tions and misc'l 
receipts unex- 
pended $69,399.09 

Total taxes col- 
lected $248,884.84 

Total misc'l. re- 
ce'ts and trans- 
fers 10,558.36 

Total cash re- 
ceipts $259,443.23 

Total payments 
to June 1, 1880, $262,440.46 

Total cash re- 
ceipts 259,443.23 

Payments in ex- 
cess of cash re- 
ceipts $ 2,997.23 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of West Adams street, from Western avenue to 
Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, th« ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward), Young, 1m- 
hof, Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Thirteenth street, from Blue Island 
avenue to Lincoln street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15 th ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirteenth place, from Blue Island ave- 
nue to Lincoln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirteenth place, from Waller street to 
Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley,Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th ward), Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Johnson street, from Maxwell street to 
West. Sixteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward) , Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wright street, from Halsted street to 
Waller street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey,, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Newberry avenue, from West Twelfth 
street to West Sixteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas.— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays. — None. 



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A. "report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 

sides of Libert) street, from Canal street to 
Halsted street. 

By unauinious consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by veas and nays as follows : 

Yeas Wiokersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark. Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Bnrke, Cullerton Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy. McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Kramer street, from Jefferson street to 
Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hil- 
dreth the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by veas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke. Cullerron, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Pure ell, Peevev, Bond, Everett, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Miller street, from West Harrison street 
to West Taylor street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ler, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

leas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey. Clark, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley. Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson. Brady, Stau- 
ber, Mever a5th Ward), Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Sholto street, from West Harrison street 
to Eleventh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Pur- 
cell, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

"Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Clark, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



The Department of Public Work presented a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Aberdeen street, from Damon street to 
Eleventh street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ler, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley ,Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, (Meyer 15th Ward), Young. Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley — 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Damon street, from Sholto street to May 
street. 

By unanimus consent, on motion of Aid. Pur- 
cell, ihe ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 



Oullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Murphy, Mc- 
Cormick, Burley— 27. 
Nay s — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Leavitt street, from Ogdon avenue to 
West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hul- 
bert, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAiiloy, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter. Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Imhof, Murphy, Mc- 
Cormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays — None 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Warren avenue, from Oakley avenue to 
California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hul- 
bert, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward,) Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ewing street, from Halsted street to Blue 
Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ler, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey.Grannis, Watkins, McAuley ,Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Seward street.from West Sixteenth street 
to Lumber street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Alt- 
peter, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, ^Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton. Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Cortland street, from Robey street to 
Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lor- 
enz, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six inch drains on 
West Erie street, from Ashland avenue to Leavitt 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



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Brady, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hiklreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer '15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on east 
sides of Elk Grove street, from Wabansia avenue 
to North avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stau- 
ber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, (irannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on south 
sides of West Van Buren street, from Calfornia 
avenue to Albany avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Hul- 
bert, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Giannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley — 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six inch drains on 
Ashland avenue, from West Lake street to Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shor y, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley.Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young, Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley — 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains 
orv Thirty-seventh street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Lake avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Wat- 
kins, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sandeis, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, U atkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for water service pipes 
on West Division street, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Lincoln street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stauber, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey.Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young. Imhof, Murphy, 
McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for one lamp post on 
Ada street, from West Lake street to Fulton 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bra- 
dy, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth. Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley.— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts on 
Groveland court, from Vincennes avenue to about 
100 feet west of Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Lo- 
renz, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas —Wickersham, Dixon, Sander, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peeyey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Meyer (15th Ward,) Young, Imhof, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES— FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred an order for sewers on Leavitt and other 
streets, submitted a report recommencing that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
the jjetition of Peter Shaw for compensation, 
submitted a report, recommending the passage 
of the accompanying order for the payment of his 
claim. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^ ickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth. Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Mey- 
er (15th Ward) , Young, Imhof, Murphy— 23. 

Nays.— Sanders. Ballard, Clark, BurJey— 4. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of the De- 
partment of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to allow the claim of forty-five dollars 
and twenty-five cents, asked for by the said peti- 
tioner, Peter Shaw, upon surrendering to the 
citv of Chicago all property mentioned in said 
bill. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution requesting the views of the former 
Committee on Finance as to the disposition of 
the surplus monies in the city treasury after 
Jan. 1, 1880, submitted a report recommending 
that it be filed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred es- 
timates for anew viaduct over the Chicago, Burl- 
ington & Quincy Bailroacl tracks at South Hal sted 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
said communication be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 



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the petition of John Loxuax for compensation tor 
damages, submitted a report reoommending that 

it bo placed on file. 

Aid. Dixon and Altpeter demanded that the 
report be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

LIiSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order concerning sewerage and water bonds, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
resolution concerning rebates on special assess- 
ments, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Comptroller with full power to 
act. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order concerning water taxes of Mrs. Fitzgerald, 
submitted a report recommending that it be re- 
ferred to the Maj r or with power to act. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition of the Chicago Sinai Congregation for re- 
bate of taxes of 1873 and 1874, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of S. E. Sawyer, et al., for compensa- 
tion for alleged injury to their property at Harri- 
son street bridge, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Commissioner 
of Public Works with full power to act. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of William K. Reed for rebate of taxes 
of 1873 and 1871 levied on the Dime SavingsBank, 
submitted a report recommenrling that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of F. Simonds for cancellation of 
tax sale, submitted a report reoommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of D. O'Callahan for compensation foi 
injuries received by his wife by falling on a side- 
walk on Lincoln street, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Fred. Drew and Henry Spool, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be referred 
to the Commissioner of Public Works with power 
to act. 

Aid. Burley moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the committee for the purpose of pre- 
paring a proper order. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of Geo. C. Owen, for injuries alleged to 
have been sustained from a defective sidewalk, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
proposition of L. W. Perce for purchase of north 
'ji of lots 1 and 2, block 83, school section addition 
known as the old armory lot, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition and affidavits of F. Learned for com- 
pensation for curb-stone used by the city, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey,Grannis,Watkins, McAuley.Burke, 
Cullerton, Aitpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy, McCormick, 
Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey presented 
a petition for a sewer in the alley in the blocks 
27 and 28 in School section and moved that it be 
referred to the Department of Public Works with 
power to act 

The motion prevailed. 

JUDICIABY. 

The Committee on Judicary, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of T. Tully for relief on former 
contracts with city, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee, to whom was referred 
the matter concerning the improvement of Divis- 
ion street, from North Clark street to the Lake 
shore drive, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the accompanying order. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order, 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to advertise for bias for 
paving, grading and curbing Division street, from 
North Clark street to the Lake shore drive, ac- 
cording to the requirements' of the ordinance 
authorizing said improvement ; and the said 
Commissioner is hereby authorized to contract 
with the lowest responsible bidder for the mak- 
ing of said improvement. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
Dill for an ordinance concerning inspection of 
mineral oils, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Hildreth and Purcell demanded that the 
report be deferred and published for final action 
until the next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 



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a petition for repeal of ordinance for opening 
Seymour street, Artesian avenue and Maplewood 
avenue, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
with the request that the Law Department and 
all people interested appear before the Com- 
mittee. 

Aid. Peevey called for the previous question 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, it was carried by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Peevey, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 20. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, Cullerton, Purcell, Bond, McCormick, 
Burley— 10. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred the 
claim of Herman Mathias for refunding money 
paid by mistake in the South Side Police Court, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the accompanying order. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the r9port 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grjnnis,Watkins,McAuley,Burke, 
Cullerton. Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, McCor- 
mick, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund to Mr. Hermann Mat- 
thias the sum of sixteen dollars, the same being 
the amount of a fine and costs imposed by mis- 
take in Justice Wallace's Court. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
bill for an ordinance concerning carrying con- 
cealed weapons, submitted a report, recommend- 
ing that it be passed. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance be 
laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City of 

Chicago : 

That the ordinance amending the ordinance 
concerning the carrying of concealed weapons, 
passed January 19, 1880, be and the same is here- 
by amended by adding thereto the words : 

"The City Clerk shall keep a record of all such 
permits, and shall collect a fee of two dollars for 
affixing the seal to and recording such permits." 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition of Charles G. De Tantonnat on estab- 
lishing urinals, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom were referred 
an order di*ecting the Law Department to prose- 
cute the judges of the seventh precinct of the 
14th Ward serving at the last city election on the 
charge of fraudulently changing the election re- 
turns, submitted a report recommending that 
the prosecution of said judges be referred to the 
Law Department with power to act. 



Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report : 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John Tunison for alleged services 
rendered the city as clerk of the Police Court, 
submitted a report together with the opinion of 
the City Attorney recommending that the claim 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Thomas Maloney for the refund- 
ing of sixty dollars interest and costs, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
bill for an ordinance concerning the use of barbed 
wire for fences, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That no fence consisting or made 
of what is called "barbed wire" or of which 
"barbed wire" is a part shall be built or con- 
structed within the city of Chicago along the line 
of any street or alley, or any part thereof, or 
along, or around, or through any public or pri- 
vate park, or about any properiy owned or con- 
trolled by the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. That no partition fence consisting of 
"barbed wire," or of which "barbed wire" is a 
part, shall be built between adjacent or adjoin- 
ing lots in the city of Chicago, without the par- 
ties so desiring to build such fence first obtain- 
ing from the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works a permit therefor. 

Sec. 3. That all "barbed wire" fence in the 
city of Chicago along, around, or through any 
public street, alley or park, is hereby declared a 
nuisance, as the same is dangerous to life and 
property, and the Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby directed and authorized to cause a no- 
tice to be served upon the party or parties own- 
ing, or controlling, or building the same, to re- 
move such fence within a reasonable time after 
the service of such notice, and upon failure to 
comply therewith shall be liable to a fine as here, 
inaf ter provided. 

Sec. 4. Any person or persons violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall be liable 
to a fine of not less than ten nor more than 
twenty-five dollars. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
resolution instructing the Law Department to 
create a fund for the relief of disabled members 
of the Police and Fire Departments to be retired 
from service on half pay, submitted a report re- 
commending that the resolution be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, McAuley, Riordan, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Bond, Hulbert,Thompson, Brady, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Barrett— 13. 

Nays — Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis Watkins, Cullerton, Altpeter Purcell, 
Peevey, Young, Imhof, Murphy, Burley — 14. 

Aid. Dixon and Hildreth demanded that the re- 
port be deferred for final action until the next reg- 



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ulnr meeting 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 

Streets and Alloys, W. D., be requested to report 
in the Seymour street papers at the regular Coun- 
cil meeting, June 28. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys. S. I)., 
bo whom was referred the petition of certain 
property owners for the vacation of Lake avenue 
in Walker Bros, addition to Chicago, submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report, 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition of certain property owners on Forest 
avenue in regard to paving said street by private 
contract, submitted a report recommending that 
the accompanying order be passed. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward, Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 24. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, A large majority of the property own- 
ers and representatives of property on Forest av- 
enue between 31st and 35th streets have entered 
into a contract with W. H. Stowe to curb, grade 
and pave said Forest avenue in front of their said 
property, in accordance with certain specifica- 
tions in said contract mentioned, therefore be it 
and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public, 
Works issue a permit to the said W. H. Stowe to 
curb, grade and pave said Forest avenue in front 
of their said property, in accordance with said 
contract and specifications, and the Commis- 
sioner is hereby authorized to let. the city's por- 
tion, and sundry lots that are not included in the 
said contract of said improvement between said 
points, at a price not to exceed the price for sim- 
ilar work at public letting, or to advertise the 
same to be let to the lowest bidder. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a 
proper ordinance for the making of said improve- 
ment in front of said lots, between 31st and 35th 
streets, as are not included in said contract. 

Provided, That the cost and expenses of the 
same shall be paid by special assessment when 
the assessment levied for that purpose shall have 
been collected. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of certain property owners on Mich- 
igan avenue, between Lake ana Randolph streets, 
remonstrating against the paving of said street, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
remonstrance of certain property owners against 
the improvement of La Salle street, from Quincv 
to Van Bur^n streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 



order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to repair and paint fcho railings around 
the entrance of Washington street tunnel, sub- 
mitted B repoi't, recommending that it be referred 
to the Commissioner of Public Works with power 
to act. 

Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for the construction of sewer on Thirty- 
third street and Michigan avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that, it be referred to the 
Commissioner of Public Works with power to 
act. 

Aid. Grannis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance granting permission to the Illinois 
Central Railroad Company to construct a viaduct 
on Randolph street, east of Michigan avenue, sub- 
mitted the accompanying ordinance as a substi- 
tute for the one referred to them, and recommend- 
ed the passage of their ordinance. 

Aid. Clark moved that the ordinance ana re 
port of the committee be laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in council assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom was referred an ordinance 
granting permission to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company to construct a viaduct on Ran- 
dolph street, east of Michigan avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
that we submit the enclosed ordinance as a sub- 
stitute for the one referred to us and recommend 
that it do pass. 

John M. Clark, 1 
P. Sanders, | 

S. Wickersham, } Committee. 
E. P. Burke, | 
A. Grannis, J 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. Randolph street is hereby extended 
and produced, straight eastwardly and declared 
to be a public street, from its present eastern 
terminus to the west line of the right of way of 
the Illinois Central Railroad Company, as estab- 
lished by the ordinance of September 10, 1855, of 
the same width as said street is west of its pres- 
ent eastern terminus, and also straight east- 
wardly of the same width, and on a line with that 
part of the street west of said right of way from 
the easterly line of slip "C," produced southerly to 
Lake Michigan ; the said extension of Randolph 
street to be such, that it shall be a continuous 
street from its present eastern terminus to 
Lake Michigan, of the same width and in the 
same direction as the part of Randolph street 
west of its said eastern terminus, excepting from 
such extension the space, between the easterly 
line of said slip "C," produced southerly and the 
said west line of the right of way of the Illinois 
Central Company. 

Sec. 2. That permission an 1 authority be and 
hereby is given to the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company, to construct and maintain, at its own 
cost and expense a bridge or viaduct within the 
line of Randolph street, as ext enaed under the 
provisions of section one hereof, and over the 
tracks and right of way of the Illinois Central 
and Michigan Central Railroad Companies, to- 
gether with suitable and convenient approaches. 
The approach from the west to said bridge or vi- 
aduct shall be not exceeding thirty feet in width, 
and shall commence at the east line of Michigan 
avenue, produced northerly from the south, said 
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cated in accordance with plans to be approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Sec. 3. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the express condition that the 
said Railroad Company, shall and will forever 
indemnify and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against, and from any and all damages, judg- 
ments, decrees and costs and expenses of the 
same, which it may suffer, or which may be re- 
covered or obtained against said city for or by 
reason of or growing out of or resulting from the 
passage of this ordinance or any matter or thing 
connected therewith, or with the exercise by 
said company of the privilege hereby granted. 

Sec. 4. The said bridge or viaduct shall be 
built in a stroigth easterly direction correspond- 
ing with the course of Randolph street, and in 
such part of said street, as may be directed by 
the Commissioner of Public Works. The cost 
of maintaining and repairing the same shall be 
borne by the Illinois Central Railroad Company, 
and the right to the use ot the said bridge or via- 
duct shall forever be free to the public and to all 
persons having occasion to pass and repass there- 
on, and there shall be accommodation made in 
said viaduct for foot passengers. 

Sec. 5. Unless the said bridge or viaduct shall 
be completed and opened to the public within 
one year and a half from the passage of this ordi- 
inance then the permission and authority herein 
granted for the erection of the same shall cease 
and be void and of no effect. 

SEc. 6. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

stkeets and alleys, n. d. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to 
whom was referred an order concerning the im- 
provement of North avenue, from North Wells 
street to the river, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order : 

The motion prevailed. 

The lollowing is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Woi*ks is hereby directed to advertise at once for 
proposals for curbing, grading and paving North 
avenue, from the west line of North Wells street 
to Chicago river and let the contract for the same 
to the lowest responsible bidder 



Tbe same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance establishing grades on North Park 
avenue, Belden avenue and Fullerton avenue, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey., Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15th 
Ward) , Young, Imhof , Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—23 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of North Park avenue 
from Sophia street to Fullerton avenue be and 
the same is hereby established as follows. 

At the intersection of Sophia street and North 
Park avenue. 20 feet. 

At the intersection of Webster avenue and 
North Park avenue. 14 5-10 feet. 

At the intersection of Belcher avenue and 
North Park avenue. 12 feet. 

At the intersection of Fullerton avenue and 
North Park avenue, 12 feet. 



Sec. 2. That the grade of Fullerton avenue at 
a point 600 feet west of the West line of North 
Park avenue be and the same is hereby estab- 
lished at fifteen feet. 

Sec. 3. That the grade of Belden avenue at a 
point 380 feet west of the V\ est line of North Park 
avenue, be and the same is hereby established at 
15 feet. 

Sec. 4. The above heights as fixed are in- 
tended to be measured from the plane of low 
water of A. D., 1847 as fixed by the Commissioner 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and adopted 
by the late Sewerage Commissioners, and by the 
late Board of Public Works, as the base or da- 
tum for city levels . 

Sec. 5. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance, be and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for the improvement of Ontario street, from 
Clark street to St. Clair street, by private con- 
tract, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Burley moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 22. 

Nays— None. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burley presented 
a resolution for placing a gas burner on the east 
and west wall of the Council Chamber, and 
moved its adoption. 

Tde motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works, be and he is hereby directed to cause a 
gas burner to be placed on the east and west wall 
of the Council Chamber, about eight feet south 
of the north wall. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W.J);, 
to whom was referred a petition praying that the 
improvement of Desplaines street be postponed 
for one year, submitted a report recommending 
that the prayer be granted. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the petition be recom- 
mitted to the Committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
remonstrance against the improvement of Ada 
street, submitted a report recommending that it 
be referred to the Department of Public Works 
for an ordinance repealing the ordinance for said 
improvement. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for repeal of ordinance for improvement 
of Elizabeth street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Department of 
Public Works with instructions to prepare an 
ordinance repealing said ordinance. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Department of Public 
Works concerning private contracts, submitted a 
report concurring in the recommendations of said 
Commissioner. 






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Aid. Thompson moved that the report and com- 
munication be deferred. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
ordinance authorizing the West Pari' Commis- 
sioners to eonstrnot a driveway through Union 

Park submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file until the legality of the boule- 
vard act is determined. 

aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
communication from Trustees of Cicero town- 
ship concerning improvement of West Madison 
street, from the city limits to Central Park, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be referred 
to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for repair of West Lake street, west of the 
C. & G. E. R. E., submitted a report recom- 
mending its reference to the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for construction of viaduct on Sangamon 
street, submitted a report recommending its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works advertise and let the contract for a via- 
duct at Sangamon street, an appropriation hav- 
ing been made for the same, 

ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred an 
order for sidewalk on Wright and Johnson 
streets, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
be and are hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council a proper ordinance for sidewalk 
on the north side of Wright street, from Johnson 
to Halsted streets ; also, on the east side of John- 
son street, from Fourteenth to Wright streets. 

GAS LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas Light, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the People's Gas 
Light and Coke Co. concerning price for lights, 
extinguishing and cleaning lamps, submitted a 
report recommending increase of price for such 
work. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report of the Committee : 

To tlie Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in council assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was 
referred a communication from the People's Gas 
Light and Coke Company concerning the price 
for lighting, extinguishing and cleaning lamps, 
having had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report : 

That we recommend that the price to be paid 
for such work be increased to one and three- 
fourths (1%) cents per lamp, provided that the 



Lamps and burners be cleaned at least once in 
each week, and that the lamp lighters receive the 
increased compensation. 
Respectfully submitted, 

P. Sanders, I 

Jambs Pebvbt, ] 

Geo. B. Swift, 

M. McAuley, 



[ Committee. 



(). W. Brady, 



E. P. Barrett, I 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for gas on Bunker street, submitted a 
report recommending its reference to the De- 
partment of Public Works. 

Aid Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for lamps on Twenty-fourth street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its reference to 
the Department of Public Works for examination. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for lamp posts on Racine avenue, from 
Webster avenue to Fullerton avenue, submitted 
a report recommending its reference to the De- 
partment of Public Works for information. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for gas on Pinnell street, submitted a re- 
port recommending its reference to Ihe Depart- 
ment of Public Works for information. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
resolution directing the Gas Inspector to make 
certain reports, submitted a report, recom- 
mending its adoption. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port and adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted' 1 . 

Resolved, That the Gas Inspector be and the 
same is hereby directed, 

1st. To test, each and every day, the illumi- 
nating power of the light furnished to the city 
by both gas companies, and send a report to this 
Council at the end of every month, specifying the 
average scale of the average scale of the illumi- 
nating power during the month. 

2d. To take measure of the city meters once a 
month, and make a specific report thereof to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

3d. To forthwith investigate and report to this 
Council, at its next regular meeting, whether 
the burners now in use in the street lamps and 
public buildings, are of the size prescribed in the 
respective contracts or ordinances letting such 
contracts to the gas companies. 



The same committe, to whom was referred an 
order for repair of street lamp signs, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be deferred. 

The motion prevailed . 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for lamps in the Thirteenth Ward, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its reference to 
the Department of Public Works for ordinances. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for gas on Frank street, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they afe hereby directed to cause 
gas mains to be laid on Frank street, between 
Blue Island avenue and Waller street. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for lamp posts on Iglehart place, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and present to the Council an ordinance for 
lamp posts on Iglehart place, from Twenty- 
seventh street to its northern terminus. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
a petition for gas on Eleventh street, submitted 
a report recommending its reference to the De- 
partment of Public Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee, to whom was referred the 
report of the Gas Inspector, submitted a report 
recommending that it be published and placed 
on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report of the Gas Inspect- 
or: 

Gas Department, ( 
Chicago, February 23, 1880. \ 
To the Honorable Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, 
and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I herewith submit to your honorable body the 
following report, in compliance with the city or- 
dinance. 

On or about the time I was appointed Gas In- 
spector, it was stated by some of the journals of 
the city, that the consumption of gas by the street 
lamps did not justify the consumption reported 
by the test meters. 

In order to ascertain the facts, it was necessary 
for me to take observations of the pressure sus- 
tained by the gas companies at all times when 
the street lamps were lighted, and private con- 
sumers were using gas ; also, when the street 
lamps were lighted and no private consumption. 

In making the observations of the pressure I 
noticed that the test burners were in good order. 
The street lamps were very dirty and the light 
greatly obstructed, and many of the burners 
clogged up. I notified the gas companies of the 
fact, and there was a marked improvement in 
them for a short time. 

I found the office in a deplorable condition, and 
the instruments very much out of order. Neces- 
sary supplies have been made, and a gas supply 
pipe has been connected to the office supplying 
gas directly from the street mains without being 
rarefied by passing over steam pipes. 

A jet photometer has been added to the photo- 
metrical rooms, which enables me to ascei-tain the 
correct illuminating power of the gas furnished in 
the North. South nd West Divisions of the city. 

On the 29th of December, 1879. I took the obser- 
vations of pressure at the West Madis m street 
Engine House and found one and nine-tenths 
(1 9-10ths) in the house, and two inches on the 
street lamps at 4 : 30 p. m. On the same day at 4 ;50 



P. M.. the press;; re in the Police Station West Lake 
street was two inches and four-tenths (2 4-10ths), 
and on the street lamps two and eight-tenths 
(2 8-10ths). At 5: 3 (p.m. the pressure was two 
and four tenths (2 4-10ths) in the Engine House 
situated on Lincoln street and on the street lamps 
two and two-tenths. In the West Chicago avenue 
Police Station at 5: 15 p. M. the pressure was one 
and 9-10ths inches. At t<:15i\ m at East Chicago 
avenue Engine House the pressure was two and 
four-tenths inches. At the East Chicago avenue 
Police Station at 6: 35 p. m. the pressure was two 
inches. 

On the night of December 30, 1879, I found the 
pressure to be one and eight-tenths inches at 4: 3 > 
p. M., in the Rawson street Engine House, and two 
inches on the street lamp. 

At the Webster avenue Police Station the pres- 
sure was three inches, also three inches on the 
street lamps at 5 : 15 p. m. 

At 5: 35 p. m. the pressure at the Police station;, 
situated on North avenue and Larrabee streets, was 
three inches. 

At Engine House 19, South Dearborn street the 
pressure was two inches at 6 pm. 

On the night of January 2, 1880. at 4: 50 p. m., the 
pressure was three inches in the building corner 
Thirty-ninth street and Cottage Grove avenue, and 
the same pressure was found on the street lamp. 

On the same night at 5: 15 p. m. the pressure at. 
the Engine House. Cottage Grove avenue and 
Thirty-fifth street was two and eight-tenths inches, 
and three inches on the street lamp. The pressure 
at 5 : 50 p. m. in the Cottage Grove avenue Police 
station was two inches, and two and four-tenths on 
the street lamp. 

At 6: 15 p. m. the pressure was two inches at the 
Engine House corner Third avenue and Twelfth 
street. 

On the 8th and 9th of January. 1880, at 12 mid- 
night, the pressure was two inches at the Engine 
House, West Madison street. 

The pressure in the West Lake street Police Sta- 
tion at 12: 40 p. m. was two inches, and the same 
pressure was observed on the street lamp. 

'i he pressure at the street lamp, corner of Jef- 
ferson and Lake streets, was two inches at 1 : 30 
a. m. 

At 2 a. m. the pressure was one and eight-tenths 
inches in the Blue Island avenue Engine House, 
and at same place two inches was observed on 
street lamp. 

At 2 :25 a.m. the pressure was one and eight- 
tenth inches at the West Twelfth street police sta- 
tion. 

At the Cottage Grove avenue police station the 
pressure was one and six-tenths inches at 3: 35 a. 
m., and one and s«ven-tenths inches on the street 
lamp. 

On January 19, 1880, I made observations of the 
pressure at the First Precinct Police Station at 
12: 35 a. m., and found one and eight-tenths inches 
on the street lamp. 

The pressure at 1 a. m. at Engine House. 19 South 
Dearborn street. 

At 2:30 a.m. the pressure at the East Chicago 
avenue Police Station was two inches, and on the 
street lamp the same. 

The pressure was one and eight-tenths inches at 
Larrabee street Police Station, and two and one- 
tenth inches on street lamp at 3: 10 a. m. 

At 3:50 a.m. the pressure was one and five- 
tenths inches at the Webster avenue Police Sta- 
tion, and one and seven-tenths inches on street 
lamp 

The pressure was two inches on the street lamp 
on the corner of North avenue and Milwaukee av- 
enue at 5: 20 a. m. 

The pressure was taken on the street lamps 
nearest the Engine Houses or Police Stations, un- 
less at places already mentioned. 

The average pressure of gas furnished in the 
North Division in the various houses, after pass- 
ing through the meter was 2.07 inches and on the 
street lamps 22 inches. 



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In the South Division the pressure in the houses 
after passing through the meter, averaged &6 inch: 

e* ou the street in the street lamps. 

Thi' pressure in the West Division averaged 
two inches in the houses after passing through the 
meter, ami 8.1 I inches on the street lamps. 

The above observations were taken from street 
lamps and houses, but not from any test lamps. 

The consumption of gas in the LaSnlle and 
\\ ashington street tunnels for the month of De- 
cember, 1879, was 310/200 cubic feet at a cost of 
$567.18. 

The street lamps were lighted during the month 
of December, 1879, twenty-six nights in the 
North and South Divisions, and twenty-seven 
nights in the West Division, as per reports of 
Police and Firemen. 

The Police reported 045 lamps not lighted in 
the North and South Divisions, and 2,043 in the 
West Divison for the month of December, 1879. 
The consumption of gas in the LaSalle and 
Washington street tunnels for the month of 
January, 1880, was 372,000 cubic feet, at a cost of 
$655.59. 

The street lamps were lighted during the 
month of January, 1880, in the North, South and 
West Divisions, thirty nights, or 288 hours 
and 31 minutes, as reported by the Police and 
Firemen. 

The Police reported 050 lamps not lighted in the 
West Division, and 227 in the North and South 
Divisions during the month of January, 1880. 

The cost to the city for lighting the street 
lamps during the month of January's consump- 
tion, including 1 day in December, 1879, and 1 day 
in February, 1880, was as follows : In the West 
Division there are 5,519 street lamps, and in the 
North and South Divisions, 5,363 street lamps. 
The number of hours the lamps burned during 
the month was 288 hours and 31 minutes, at an av- 
erage consumption of 4 cubic feet per hour was 
|22,947. 29. I have tested all the test meters gov- 
erning the consumption of gas for the street lamps. 
They were all found to register correctly accord- 
ing to law. The slight variation was corrected be- 
fore the meters were replaced. The average con- 
sumption of the test lamp burners situated in the 
North Division was 3.43 cubic feet per hour. 

The test lamp burner situated in the South Di- 
vision showed an average consumption of 3.56 
cubic feet per hour. 

I next tested the test lamp burners situated in 
the West Division, the average consumption was 
3.30 cubic feet per hour. The total average con- 
sumption of all of the test burners per hour is 
3.45 cubic feet under two inches of pressure. The 
total average consumption of all of the test burn- 
ers in the North and South Divisions under 3 
inches of pressure was 3.83 cubic feet per hour. 
The total average consumption of the test burn- 
ers in the West Division under 3 inches of press- 
ure was 4.35 cubic feet per hour. 

The test meters in the North, South and West 
Divisions were all tested in my ffice and with the 
instruments of the office. The test burners of the 
North and South Divisions were tested in my of- 
fice and with the test burner meter belonging to 
the office. 

The test burners in the West Division were test- 
ed by gas furnished by the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company's office, but witt the test burner 
meter taken from my office. 

Examination of gas at the Photometrical rooms 
of the Gas Department, City Hall, for the months 
of .January and February, ending on the 21st at 
one o'clock p. m. 

The average of the correct illuminating power 
is 14y 2 candles. 

From the 1st of January to the present date I 
have tested for private consumers eleven meters ; 
compensation received for the same was twenty- 
one dollars and fifty cents, and paid over the same. 
Respectfully submitted, 
S. D. Baldwin, 
City Gaa Inspector. 



ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for gas on Goose Island, submitted a re- 
port recommending its reference to the Depart- 
ment of Public Works for information. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for gas on Aberdeen 3treet, submitted a 
report recommending its referrence to the De- 
partment of Public Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for oil lamps on Larrabee street, from Web- 
ster avenue to Fullerton avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order be deferred 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for lamps in Jefferson Park, submitted a 
report recommending its reference to the De- 
partment of Public Works for information. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for lamp posts on Western avenue, from 
Lake street to Indiana street, submitted a report 
recommending its reference to the Department 
of Public Works for an ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred «m 
order for lamps on Racine avenue, from Ciybourn 
avenue to Fullerton avenue, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the older as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works, be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare a proper ordinance for lamp posts on Racine 
avenue, from Ciybourn avenue to Fullerton 
avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was referred an 
order for gas on Wesson street, from Chicago 
avenue to Division street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be directed to prepare an ordinance for 
gas mains and lamp posts on Wesson street, be- 
tween Chicago avenue and Division street. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the petition praying for the postpone- 
ment of the improvement of Desplainea street 
was recommitted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Clark and Cullerton demanded that the 
matter be deferred for final action until the next 
regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

By consent, Aid. Clark presented a petition of 
Rees, Peirce & Co., for the payment of six hun- 
dred dollars, which amount they claim to have 
advanced the city of Chicago on October 30, 1877, 
for laying water pipe on Deerpath street, which 
■was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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By consent, Aid. Meyer presented an order for 
the improvement of Clybourn avenue, from North 
avenue to Racine avenue, and moved its pass- 
age. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to advertise at once 
for proposals for curbing, filling and water ser- 
vice pipes on Clybourn avenue, from North avenue 
to Racine avenue and to let the contract for the 
same to the lowest bidder. 

By consent, Aid. Grannis presented a petition 
of William P. Tucker, Jr., asking for a rebate on 
his special assessment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Burley moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas -- Wicker sham, Lawler, Peevey, Bond, 
Imhof, Barrett, Burley. —7. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Young, Mur- 
phy— 16. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented a resolu- 
tion directing the Comptroller to advertise for 
proposals to light certain streets with other ma- 
terial than gas, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Burley moved that the resolution be de- 
ferred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the resolution 
on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas-— Dixon, Clark, Cullerton, Hildreth. Pur- 
cell, Hulbert, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Murphy— 10. 

Nays.— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Lawler, Peevey,Bond, 
Thompson, Brady, Barrett, Burley— 14. 



The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Burley to refer to the Committee on Gas Lights, 
it was agreed to. 

By consent. Aid. Brady presented an order for 
raising to proper grade the sidewalk on Walnut 
street, between Wood and Lincoln street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to cause to 
be raised to proper grade the sidewalk on the 
south side of Walnut street between Wood street 
and Lincoln street. 

By consent, Aid. Hulbert presented a resolu 
tionforan ordinance for sidewalk on Flournoy 
street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Besolved, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to prepare 
an ordinance for a sidewalk on Flournoy street, 
fifty feet long and six feet wide on the south side 
of street between Nos. 320 and 330; also one hun- 
dred and twenty-five feet long and six feet wide 
between Nos. 336 and 352. 

By consent, Aid. Lawler presented a resolution 
concerning a free public drinking fountain on the 
north-east corner of May and Twelfth street, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Besolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to erect a free 
public drinking fountain "on the northeast cor- 
ner of May and Twelfth sts. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JXJ3KTE 31, 18SO. 






OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickershain, Dixon, Clark, Sho- 
i-ey, Grannis,Watkins,McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vev, McNurney, SchrOeder, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
beirt, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Meyer (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley. 

Absent— Aid. Sanders, Ballard, Hildreth, Swift, 
Lorenz and His Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. Burley in the chair. 



Aid. Peevey moved that the miniates of the reg- 
ular meeting held June 14, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
pardons from the House of Correction during the 
week ending June 19, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication asking concurrence of the 
Council in the appointment of John G. Shortall, 
as appraiser of school property. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the appointment of 
John G. Shortall as appraiser be concurred in. 
The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
| lows : 

Teas — Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 

I [McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 

i [Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 

ber,MeyerT5thWard), Yoimg.Barrett, Burley— 19. 

! Nays — None. 

; The Clerk presented the report of the commis- 
sioners to make estimate for water service pipes 
! on West Division street, from Milwaukee avenue 
:to Lincoln street. 

Aid. Stauber moved that the report be approved 



and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for six-inch drains on Thirty-seventh street, 
from Cottage Grove avenue to Lake avenue. 

Aid. Watkins moved that the report be approv- 
ed, and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for six-inch drains on Ashland avenue, from 
West Lake street to Milwaukee avenue. 

Aid. Brady moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for six-inchjdrains on West Erie street.f rom 
Ashland avenue "to Leavitt street. 

Aid. Brady moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for one lamp post on Ada street, from West 
Lake street to Fulton street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion -prevailed. 



The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for five lamp posts on Fulton street, from 
Canal street ta Jefferson street. 

Aid. McNurney moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 



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mato for five lamp posts on West Jackson street, 
from Halsted street to Sangamon street. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the commissioners to make esti- 
mate for five lamp posts on West Jackson 
street, from Loomis street to Laflin street. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works presented a 
report and ordinance for sidewalk on both sides 
of Waller street, from West Twelfth street to 
West Fourteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Rior- 
dan, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— None, ■ 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Campbell avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Polk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
-19. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of LeMoyne street, from Robey street to 
Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ev- 
erett, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton. Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett. Stau- 
ber. Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Carroll avenue from Ada street to Leav- 
itt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bond, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— None. . 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Monroe street, from Western ave- 
lme to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ev- 
erett, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey , Watkins .Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Law- 
ler. Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, .Stauber, 
Meyer (15th Ward,) Young, Barrett, Burley— 19. 

Nays — None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Western avenue from West Madison 
street to West Monroe street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Ev" 
erett.the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— None, 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both I 
sides of Nebraska street, from Loomis street to 1 
Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bond, g 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and! 
passed by yeas and nays, as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Evere t, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Na,ys— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Wentwerth avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirty-third street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Stau- 
ber, Meyer (15th Ward) , Young, Barrett, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— -None. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on order for im- 
provement of Jefferson street by private con- - 
tract, deferred May 24, 1880. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be plac- 
ed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on order for im-„ 
provement of Loomis street by private contract, 
deferred May 24, 1880. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on order for im--' 
provement of Randolph street by private con- 
tract, deferred May 24, 1880. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on ordinance 
repealing ordinance for the improvement of- 
Union street, from Madison street to Milwaukee 
avenue viaduct, deferred May 24. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid oyer 
temporarily. 

Agroed to. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Public Works, 
concerning improvement of streets by private 
contract, deferred June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

Agreed to. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Finance on petition of John Lomax for 
compensation for damages, deferred June 14, 
1880. 



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Aid. Law lor moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 
Agreed to. 

The Clerk presented the report ol the Commit - 
! too on Streets and Alleys, ,W, D., on petition Cor 
: postponement ol Lmpx*ovement ol Desplaines 
I street, from Monroe street, to Barrison street, 
: deferred June 14. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be recorn- 
i mitted to the Commit le 

Tho motion pi evailed. 

The Clerk presented tho report of theCommit- 

tee on Judiciary on a bill for an ordinance 

I panending the ordinance concerning carrying con- 

i coaled weapons, laid over and published June 14. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 

, and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays us fol- 
lows: 
Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey.Gran- 
| ijpis.Watkins.McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpet- 
or. Biordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Schvoeder, 
I Bond. Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
' ber. Mover ijoth Wards Young, Meier (16th 
! Ward , Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 27. 
Nays — Peevey, Barrett — 2. • 
The following is the order as passed: 
; Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City of 
\ Chicago: 

That the ordinance amending the ordinance 
concerning the carrying of concealed weapons 
passed Jan. 19, 18S0, be and the same is hereby 
i amended by adding thereto the words : 

"The City Clerk shall keep a record of all such 
permits and shall collect a fee of two dollars for 
affixing the seal to and recording such permits.'' 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on an ordinance concerning the 
inspection of mineral oils, laid over and published 
June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur iu the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

leas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey.Gran- 
nisAVatkins, McAuley. Burke, 'Cullerton, Altpe- 
ter, Biordan, J_iawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
{Brady, Stauber, Meyer v 15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward;, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 29. 
j Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE. 

\Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful for any 
person, persons or corporation, to store or keep 
for sale, within the corporate limits of the city of 
Chicago, any crude, petroletini,gasOlme,naphtha, 
benzine, camphene, spirit-gas, burning fluid, 

[or spirits of turpentine, exceeding a quantity of 
five barrels of fifty gallons each, and it shall 
be unlawful to keep for sale, or on storage, 
any refined carbon oil, kerosene or other pro- 
ducts for illuminating purposes, of coal, rock or 
earth oils, excepting such refined oils as will stand 
a fire test of one hundred and fifty degrees of Fah- 

S renheit, according to the method and directions of 
John Tagliabue, and it shall not be lawful to keep 

. any quantity of such articles, exceeding one bar- 

| rel of forty-five gallons in any part, of a building, 
excepting a cellar, the floor of which shall be five 
feet below the grade of the adjacent streets, and 
no crude petroleum, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, 
carbon oil, camphene, spirit-gas, burning fluid, 
or spirits of turpentine shall be kept or stored in 
front of any building, or on any street, alley, wharf , 
lot or sidewalk, for a longer time than is sufficient 



t<> receive in store or in delivering the sumo, 
"Provided, such time shall not exceed six hoars. 

Sbo. 2 That any person, persons or corpora: 
tion having within the city a fire proof warehouse 
detached and dear of other buildings, and at least 
titty foot distant, ami exclusive!) use I for the 
storage of such articles as are named in this 
chap . r, and properly ventilated for that purpose, 
having beneath its ground floor an open space or 
collar three loot or more in depth below the sur- 
face of the adjacent ground, on procuring the ap- 
pro*^ a I in writing, of the Fire Marshal, may apply 
to tho City Council of this city for a permit to use 
said warehouse exclusively for said purpose ; and 
if the City Council, with the consent of the May- 
or, shall grant such permit, then, while the 3ame 
shall remaine in force, said parties using said 
warehouse, shall not be subject to the foregoing 
section of this chapter. 

Sec. 3. That the permission heretofore given 
to the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Bail- 
way Company, to keep and maintain for tho ex- 
clusive storage of petroleum, gasoline, naphtha, 
benzine, camphene, spirit-gas, burning-fluid and 
spirits of turpentine, the warehouse erected by 
said company, at the south-east corner of Stew- 
art avenue and Twelfth street, «n the city of 
Chicago, the location and construction of which 
have been approved by the Fire Marshal of said 
city, is hereby continued ; Provided,however,sach 
permission shall be subject to amendment, modi- 
fication or revocation, by said Common Council. 

Sec. 4. That the City Oil Inspector shall, at 
his own expense, provide himself with the neces- 
sary instruments and apparatus for testing the 
quality of said articles named in this Chapter, 
and whose duty it shall be to examine and test 
the quality of all said oils and products that he 
shall be requested by any importer, dealer, or 
vendor, to examine, and if upon such testing and 
examination, the oils so tested and examined 
shall meet the requirements of this Chapter, he 
shall brand the same with the data of the exam- 
ination, his name, and the device, "Approved ; 

the fire test being ," on each package, cask or 

barrel containing it ; and it shall be lawful for any 
dealer to sell the same in the city of Chicago. 
But if the oil so tested shall not meet the require- 
ments of this Chapter, he shall mark upon each 
package, cask or barrel, his name, the date of ex- 
amination, and this device ; "Condemned for 

illuminating purposes ; the fire test being ." 

and it shall be unlawful for the owner thereof to 
offer the same for sale, within the limits of this 
city, for illuminating purposes. 

Sec. 5. That the said inspector may charge 
not to exceed six cents for inspecting or examin- 
ing each package, cask or barrel, and collect the 
same of the party employing him. He may also 
if neccessary to the convenient dispatch of his 
duties, appoint a suitable number of deputies, 
for whom he shall be accountable, which deputies 
are empowered to perform the duties of inspector. 

Sec. 6. That every person appointed inspec- 
toi or deputy inspector, shall, before entering 
upon the duties of his office, take an oath or affir- 
mation to perform, the duties of his office with 
fidelity ; and every inspector shall file a bond to 
the city of Chicago, with two sureties in the sum 
of ten thousand dollars conditioned for the faith- 
ful performance of the duties imposed upon him, 
which bond shall be for the use of all parties ag- 
grieved by the acts of such inspector. 

Sec 7. That no inspector or deputy inspector, 
while in office, shall buy, sell, bargain or other- 
wise trade in any article which they are appoint- 
ed to inspect, and for any violation"of this Chap- 
ter he or they shall be liable to the forfeiture of 
his or their bond . 

Sec 8. That every inspector shall within 
twenty-four hours after inspection of oils, here- 
tofore mentioned, return a true and accurate ac- 
count thereof, to the party employing him, and 



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shall make an entry of all oils inspected, in an in- 
telligent manner, in a book provided for that pur- 
pose, which shall be open to inspection by all 
parties. 

Sec. 9. That any person, persons or corpora- 
tion who shall violate either of the provisions of 
this Chapter, or who shall use or refil casks, bar- 
rels or packages, having the inspector's brands of 
said City Inspector thereon, for the purpose of 
fraudulently evading the provisions of this Chap- 
ter, or shall make the said inspector's device, or 
make within the limits of the city any marks 
purporting to be marks of inspection, on any 
cask, barrel or package of any of the articles 
named in this Chapter, or shall offer for sale in 
said city of Chicago, any of said oil, which has 
not been examined by said City Inspector, or 
shall keep or store within said city of Chicago, 
for more than twenty-four hours, any of said oils 
which has not been inspected and branded by 
said City Inspector, or his deputy, shall be sub- 
ject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dol- 
lars nor more than one hundred dollars for 
each offense, one half of which shall go to the 
informer, and the penalties for violation of any 
of the provisions of this Chapter may be recov- 
ered in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

Sec. 10. That all ordinances and parts of or- 
dinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on resolution concerning relief 
of disabled firemen and policemen, deferred June 
14, 1880. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, McAuley, Lawler, Schroeder, Bra- 
dy, Stauber— 6. 

Nays— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Smyth, 
Peevey, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Mey- 
er (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward) , Im- 
hof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 21. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report : 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented an ordinance repealing 
the ordinance for opening Dearborn street, from 
Jackson street to Fourteenth street, laid over 
and published June 11. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on -J udiciary, on ordinance concerning barbed 
wire fences, laid over and published June 14. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be deferred 
for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on ordinance for 
viaduct on Randolph street, laid over and pub- 
lished June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights, on communication concerning 
cost of cleaning and lighting lamps, laid over 
and published June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Everett moued that the report belaid over 
for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McCormick of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., to whom 
was referred a petition for change of name of that 
part of Pine street west of the water works, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be referred 



to the Department of Public Works with instruc- 
tions to prepare a proper ordinance for that pur- 
pose. 

Aid. McCormick moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Aid. Clark presented the petition of J. M. Van 
Osdel et al. for compensation for services rend- 
ered on the post office building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark presented anorder for sidewalks on 
certain streets in the Third Ward, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council proper 
ordinances for sidewalk on west sidejj of Prairie 
avenue, between Twenty-second and Twenty- 
third streets ; on north side of Twenty-third 
street, between Prairie avenue and Cottage Grove 
avenue ; on South Park avenue in front of No. 
2356 ; on east side of South Park avenue south of 
Twenty-third street ; on both sides of Twenty- 
third street, from South Park avenue to the lake ; 
on east side of Calumet avenue, from Twenty- 
first street to Twenty-second street; on both 
sides of Twenty-first street, from Calumet ave- 
nue to I. C. R. R. ; on both sides of Calumet 
avenue, from Eighteenth street to Twentieth 
street. 

Aid. Clark presented an order concerning im- 
provement of streets in the First Ward, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Grannis presented the draft of an ordi- 
dance to amend the ordinance concerning spirit- 
uous liquors, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Watkins presented an order for sidewalk 
on Lake Park avenue, from Thirty-first street to 
Thirty-third street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby requested to prepare an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on Lake Park avenue, from 
Thirty-first street to Thirty-third street. 

By uaanimous consent, Aid. Everett for the 
Committee on Schools, to whom was referred a 
communication asking purchase of a school site 
on the corner of Twenty -seventh and Wallace 
streets, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, McNurney, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, (Meyer 15th 
Ward), Young. Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, The Mayor and Comptroller be and 
they are hereby directed to purchase for a school 
site, the land situated on the southeast corner of 
Twenty-seventh and Wallace streets, consisting 
of lots 8 to 15, both inclusive, in block 4 of D. Da- 
vis' subdivision of the north half of the east, half 
of the southwest quarter of Section 28, T. 39, N. 
R. 14 E. of 3d principal meridian, 200 feet front 
on Twenty-seventh street, by a depth of 125 feet 
to a 16-foot alley, for the sum of eight thousand 
five hundred dollars ($8,500.00) . 






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Aid. McAuley presented an order for sidewalk 
on Poplar street and on Thirty-second street and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Departments Public Works 
piepare and send to this Counoil a proper ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the west side oi Poplar 
street, from Thirty-first street to Wrong street, 
ami a proper ordinanoe for a sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-second street, from Halsted street 
to Laurel street. 

Aid. Burke presented an order for curbing 
Wentworth avenue, from Twenty-ninth street to 
Thirty-third street by private contract, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Burke presented an order for filling and 
paving Wentworth avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
streetto Thirty-third street by private contract, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution for side- 
walk on Western avenue, and for sewer on Robey 
street. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to prepare and 
send to this Council at its next regular meeting, 
an ordinance for sidewalk on the east side of 
Western avenue, from Twenty-second street to 
the west branch of the Chicago river ; and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to cause a 
sewer to be laid on Robey street, between Eigh- 
teenth street and Blue Island avenue. 

Aid. Lawler presented a communication from 
B. Giroux concerning his patent street guide, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler presented a petition of second- 
hand dealers for reduction of license fee, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Everett presented an order concerning 
the improvement of West Monroe street, from 
Robey street to Oakley street, and moved its 



The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, A contract was entered into by the 
property owners of West Monroe street between 
Robey street and Oakley avenue, for the curbing, 
grading and paving of said West Mofaroe street, 
and by an order of this Council, November 17, 
1879, the said improvement was ordered to be 
done as per said contract and an assessment or- 
dered to be made for the same kind of improve- 
ment in front of the property not signed for in 
said contract, so that the improvement be made 
continuous and without gaps, and, 

Whereas, Since the said order was made by 
this Council, some of the lots on said street have 
been sold to parties who had not signed said con- 
tract, and so that the improvement be made con- 
tinuous, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public Works 
cause a special assessment to be made for the 
work to be done in front of said lots as per terms 
of said contract, and pay to said contractor for 
said work when the special assessment for the 
same shall be collected. 



Aid. Thompson presented an order for cleaning 

ditches etc., ami moved its passage'. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 

Wo ks be and he is hereby directed to take such 
steps as may he necessary to clean the ditches 
on the outlying Wards of tho city. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for removal 
of posts at outranco to Union Park, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Brady presented an order for sewer in 
Page street, from Kinzie street to Hubbard street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Brady presented an order for sewer in Lea- 
vitt street, from Lake street to Walnut street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, W. D. 

Aid. Young presented an order for lamp posts 
on NorthJGrove street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 
. The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to prepare and send to 
this Council an ordinance for lamp posts on 
North Grove street, from Larrabee street to 
Orchard street. 

Aid. Meier presented an ordinance directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to erect bath- 
ing places in the North Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys N. D. 

Aid. Meier presented an ordinance amending 
Section 2 of the ordinance establishing water 
rates so far as it relates to water closets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and water. 

Aid. Bur ley presented a resolution directing 
the Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for the vacation of eight feet by twenty- 
five and five-tenths feet on the east side of the 
alley lying north of Twentieth street between 
State street and Wabash avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
with instructions to prepare the ordinance. 

Aid. Burley presented the petition of Jones & 
Laughlins for permission to lay a track across 
Fulton street near Canal street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order concerning side- 
walks in the Third Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, S. D. 

Aid. Everett moved to take from the files the 
petition of citizens to have the name of Barry 
Point road changed to Colorado avenue. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Everett moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
.JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concerning insurance brok- 
ers, submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance regulating stands for vehicles, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Wickersham and Everett demanded that 
the report be deferred lor final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred an 
ordinance relating to the removal of dirt from 
one part of a street to another, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was re- 
ferred a bill for an ordinance relating to the re- 
moval of earth, dirt, soil from one part of a street 
to an other||part thereof, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report, and re- 
commend that the same be placed on file. 

D. L. Shobey. 
Wm. S. You*ig, Jr. 
John M. Clark. 

E. F. CULLERTON. 

John M. Smyth. 



Be it ordained 
Chicago: 



the City Council of the City of 



Section 1. That the removal of earth, dirt, 
soil or other material, by shoving, scraping or in 
any other manner from any part of the roadway 
of any street in the city, to any other part of the 
same, or any other street, or the heaping up, or 
accumulation thereof in the roadway of any 
street, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and 
is prohibited under the penalties hereinafter 
prescribed. 

Provided, That this ordinance shall not apply 
to such removal of earth, dirt or other material 
as is necessarily incident to ordinary travel, nor 
to the transfer thereof, by authority of the 
city, from one part to another part of the city, 
from one part to another part of a street, nor to 
the heaping up or accumulation thereof by au- 
thority of the city, for the purpose of removing 
the same from the street, or cleaning the street. 

Sec. 2. Any person who shall violate the pro- 
visions of Section one (1) of this ordinance, shall 
be fined for each offense a sum not less than five 
nor more than two hundred dollars. 



Sec. 3. If any person or corporation shall de- 
sire to clean any street, or part of street, by re- 
moving from the street any dirt, soil, or other 
material, the Commissioner of Public Works is 
hereby authorized to issue a permit to such pei- 
son or corporation, for said purpose, subject to 
such rules and regulations as the Commissioner 
may prescribe, said cleaning and removal of dirt, 
soil or other material to be done under the super- 
intendence a»d direction and to the satisfaction 
of said Commissioner. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due 
publication. 



The same Committee, to whom were referred 
the report of the report of the former Committee 
on Judiciary, en petition for return of money 
paid on special assessment for market on block 
90, School Section Addition, and opinion of Law 
Department thereon, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of a resolution recommend- 
ed by the former committee. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report 
and pass the resolution. 

After debate, Aid. Thompson called for the 
previous question, and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Bond, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Meyer (15th 
Ward), Young. Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 26. 

Nays — Everett, McCormick— 2. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund to the parties entitled 
thereto, upon their presenting either the original 
receipt or satisfactory evidence that they are 
the proper parties, the amount of money paid by 
each for the purchase of ground for market pur- 
poses on block 90, School Section Addition, such 
money to be paid out of any fund not otherwise 
appropriated. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Meier moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 



City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



TTJISTE 23, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Aulev, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McXurnev, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Merer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, McCormick, Burley, and his 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Imhof. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler, moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 21st be approved 
-without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Comptroller presented a communication 
concerning order for purchase of school site 
corner of Franklin and Huron streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Clerk presented the petition of Joseph 
Dinet for allowance for taxes erroneously as- 
sessed, levied and paid, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented a petition for sidewalks 
on Van Buren st. east of State St., and on State 
St. south of Van Buren St., which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Commis- 
sioners to make estimate for six inch drains on 
Wentworth ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to 
Thirty-third st. 

Aid. Burke moved that the report be approv- 
ed and the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance establishing grade on 
Lowe ave., from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty- 
eighth st. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE. 

Establishing grade on Lowe avenue, from 
Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-eighth st. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of Lowe avenue, 
from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-eighth St., be 
and the same is hereby established as follows: 
At the intersection of Twenty-sixth st. and 
Lowe ave., 12 4-10 feet. At the intersection of 
Twenty-eight st. and Lowe ave., 12 9-10 feet. 

Sec. 2. The abdve heights as fixed are intend- 
ed to be measured from the plane of low water 
of A. D. 1847, as fixed by the Commissioners of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and adopted 
by the late Sewerage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works as the base or da- 
tum for city levels. 

Sec. 3. The ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
the Board of Trustees of the Town of Lake, 
asking permission to connect with the water 
system of the city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Swift presented an order for erection of 
pumping works, etc., at Bridgeport, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid Everett presented an order transferring 
an appropriation for erection of school house 
on the corner of Kedzie ave. and Walnut st. to 
the erection of a school building near the cor- 
ner of Jackson st. and California ave., which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Everett presented an order requesting 
the Board of Education to take no steps to- 
ward erecting a school house corner of Kedzie 



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ave. and Walnut St. until otherwise ordered, 
which was 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Oullerton presented the petition of N. 
Corwith for vacation of alleys in B 2 Morris 
Sub. Sec. 30, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Bond presented an order for improve- 
ment of W.Monroe St., from Ashland ave. to 
Loomis st. by private contract, and moved its 



The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, Schroe- 
der, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Barrett, ,Murphy. Burley 
—27. 

Nays — Wickersham, Sanders, McAuley, 
Burke, Peevey— 5. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, a large majority of the property 
owners and representatives of property on 
West Monroe street between Ashland avenue 
and Loomis street have entered into a con- 
tract with A. H. Perkins to curb, grade and 
pave said West Monroe street in front of their 
said property, in accordance with certain speci- 
fications in said contract mentioned, therefore 
be it, and is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the said A. H. Perkins 
to curb, grade and pave said West Monroe 
street in front of their property in accordance 
with said contract and specifications, and the 
Commissioner is hereby authorized to let the 
city portion, and sundry lots that are not 
included in the said contract for said improve- 
ment between said points at a price not to 
exceed the price for similar work at public 
letting, or to advertise the same to be let to the 
lowest bidder. Also 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a 
proper ordinance for the making of said im- 
provement in front of said lots, between 
Ashland avenue and Loomis street, as are not 
included in said contract. 

Provided, That the cost and expense of the 
same shall be paid by special assessment, 
when the assessment levied for ohat purpose 
shall have been collected. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution for re- 
moval of obstructions from the sidewalks on 
Huron street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order directing the 
Comptroller to advertise for a site for a police 
station in the West Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for opening Dearborn street, from Jackson 
street to Fourteenth street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was put 
upon its passage, and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 



Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—32 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

repealing an ordinance for the opening or ex- 
tension of Dearborn street, from Jackson street 
to Fourteenth street, passed July 1, 1878, and 
for other purposes. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section L That an ordinance entitled "an 
ordinance for the opening or extension of 
Dearborn street, from Jackson street to Four- 
teenth street," passed over the Mayor's veto, 
to-wit,;july 1, 1878, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. The ordinance entitled "An ordinance 
repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for the extension or opening of Dearborn 
street, from Jackson street to Fourteenth 
street," passed over the Mayor's veto, to-wit, 
July 1, 1878, is hereby ratified, adhered to and 
affirmed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred the petition of C. & F. 
Springer, for permission to connect their lot in 
Hyde Park with the sewer in Indiana avenue, 
submitted a report recommending that it " be 
referred to the Commissioner of Public Works 
with instructions to grant their request on the 
payment by them of such sum as the Commis- 
sioner shall deem just and equitable compensa- 
tion for said privilege." 

Aid. Grannis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance authorizing Field, Leiter & Co. to 
excavate under an alley in block 42, O. T., sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis 
Watkins, Cullerton, Purcell, McNurney, Bond, 
Young, Burley— 12. 

Nays — Wickersham, Sanders, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, 
Murphy -21. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred a 
petition for repeal of ordinance for macadamiz- 
ing South Park ave., from Twenty-second st. to 
Thirty-fifth st. , and for passage of an ordin- 
ance for paving said street between said points, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works cause to be prepared and submitted to 
this Council, 

1st. An ordinance repealing ordinance for 
macadamizing South Park ave., from Twenty- 
second street to Thirty-fifth street. 

2d. An ordinance for the paving of said South 
Park avenue, between Twenty-second st. to 
Thirty-fifth street, with seven inch cedar block 
pavement, on two inch plank, and with cobble 
stone gutters. 



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Provision to be made in said ordinances that 
all expenses so far incurred by the city in 
regard to this improvement to be refunded, or 
to be included in the new assessment. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for curbing Wentworth avenue, from 
Twenty-ninth street to Thirty-third street 
by private contract submitted a "report recom- 
mending its passage as amended by the Com- 
mittee/ 

Aid. Burke moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Aulev, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevev, Mc^Nurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Mever (15th Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Xaus— Cullerton, Young— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, the property owners on Went- 
worth ave., betw r een Twenty-ninth street 
and Thirtv-third street being desirous that 
said street should be improved by curbing 
the same with curb stone, did appoint a 
committee from among said owners, to 
receive bids for doing said work, and whereas, 
said committee have awarded said work to 
Jeremiah Swift, and owners of property repre- 
senting 3224 feet, have signed a contract with 
said Jeremiah Swift, to perform said work 
(which is three-fourths of whole frontage.) 

Therefore be in ordered: That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be, and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to said Jeremiah 
Swift, to curb with curb stone said Wentworth 
avenue, between 29th and 33d sts., and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council an ordinance for curb- 
ing with curb stone said Wentworth ave., in 
front of the lots not embraced in said private 
contract, and be it further ordered, That the 
Commissioner of Public Works, is hereby au- 
thorized to advertise for bids, and to let the 
contract to the lowest responsible bidder for 
curbing with curb stone in front of the lots not 
embraced in said contract, at a price not to 
exceed the price named in said contract, paya- 
ble from the special assessment to be levied 
for said work when collected, all costs for en- 
gineering and inspecting, to be paid by the con- 
tractor. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom was referred 
an order for filling and paving Wentworth ave., 
from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third st. by 
private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage as amended by the com- 
mittee. 

Aid. Burke moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Smyth, Peevy, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Whereas, The property owners on Went- 
worth ave., between Twenty-ninth and Thirty- 
third sts., being desirous that said street should 
be improved by filling and paving the same, 
did appoint a committee from among said own- 



ers to receive bids for doing said work, and 
whereas: said committee has awarded said 
work to James I. McBean, and owners of 
property representing 3224 feet, have signed 
a contract with said McBean to perform said 
work, (which is three-fourths of whole front- 
age.) Therefore be it 

Ordered: That the Commissioner of Public 
Works, be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to James I. McBean to fill and pave 
said Wentworth ave., from Twenty-ninth to 
Thirty-third sts.; and be it further 

Ordered: That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby directed to prepare 
and send to the Council an ordinance fur filling 
and paving said Wentworth ave., in front of 
the lots not embraced in said private contract, 
and be it further ordered, that the Commission- 
er of Public Works advertise for bids and let 
to the lowest responsible bidder the contract 
for filling and paving in front of the lots not 
embraced in said contract, and the intersections, 
at a price not to exceed the price named in said 
contract, payable from the special assessment 
to be levied for said work when collected. All 
costs for engineering and inspecting to be 
paid by the contractor. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a petition for vacation of an alley in B 13 South 
Branch Add., submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on Douglas ave., sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council a pro- 
per ordinance for sidewalk on South side of 
Douglas ave., from Portland ave. to Stewart 
avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order in regard to the improvement of 
streets in the 3d Ward, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order concerning streets in the 1st Ward, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works cause to be prepared and submitted to 
this Council a list of all the streets and alleys 
in the South Division north of and including 
Harrison street which are not now paved or 
ordered paved; and also a list of all streets 
and alleys in said district, on which the pave- 
ment is in his judgment defective, and in need 
of renewing; together with a recommendation 
as to the kind of pavement best adapted to the 
needs of each of said streets and alleys; also a 
list of all lots in the said district in front of 
which there is at present no sidewalk or where 
the sidewalk is defective, or not at the proper 
grade or of suitable width. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on Wentworth avenue, 
from Thirty-third street to Thirty-ninth street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 



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Aid, McAuley moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the oi'der as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council a pro- 
per ordinance for sidewalk on west side of 
Wentworth ave., from Thirty-third street to 
Thirty -ninth street. 

By consent, Aid. Smyth presented an order 
concerning the sale of the Madison street police 
station, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

By consent Aid. Thompson presented an 
order authorizing the Illinois Humane Society 
to erect free drinking fountains, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shore v, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works grant a permit to the Illinois Humane 
Society for the erection of one or more free 
drinking fountains in each division of the city, 
and that wat.er be furnished such fountains 
without charge. 

By consent Aid. Cullerton presented orders 
concerning purchase of Vieira's Street Guide, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an order for water main on Tol- 
man street, (Rountree street), submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port, and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and they are hereby directed to ex- 
tend water main in Tolman street, (Rountree 
street), from Fulton street to Kinzie street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water on Van Buren street from 
Oakley street to Western avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be placed on file, 
as it would only pay 4 12-13 cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to coucur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution ofiered by Aid. Lawler for exten- 
sion of time for payment of water tax, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it do not 
pass. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the West Park Board for exten- 
sion of water in West Washington street to 
Central Park, submitted a report, recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for permission to erect a wooden 



church at Lawndale, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
placed on file, and the petition granted. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Lawler, McNurnev, Bond, 
Brady, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Barrett,; 
McCormick— 14. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smvth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, (16th Ward) 
Murphy— 19. 

Aid. Cullerton and Dixon demanded that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main in Fleetwood street, 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Stauber moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to cause 
water mains to be laid in Fleetwood street,, 
from Blanch street to Blackhawk street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water on Holt street, from Blanch 
street to Blackhawk street, submitted a report 
recommending that it do not pass, as.it will 
pay but 8% cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance authorizing abatement of water 
tax in certain cases, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it do not pass. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of L. J. Kadish for special water 
rates for water used in the swimming school, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Commissioner of Public Works 
to report to the Council such action as he may 
deem necessary. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution directing the Committee to prepare 
an ordinance concerning the inspection of 
plumbing, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for enforcement of ordinance con- 
cerning plumbing, submitted a report recom 
mending the passage of an order for that pur- 
pose. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred resolution of journeymen plumb- 
ers and gas fitters, petitioning the Council to 



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enforce section one (1) of ordinance regulating 
the doing of plumbing' work in the oily, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report: That while the evils set forth in the 
petition raav exist to some extent, none but 
practical plumbers can obtain license, ami they 
must be vouched for by some plumber in good 
standing, with whom" the Department are 
acquainted, and furnish good and sufficient 
bonds, in tt e sum of live thousand dollars, for 
the faithful performance of duty. Your Com- 
mittee would recommend the passage of 
accompanying order. 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to strictly 
enforce section one (1) of the ordinance regu- 
lating plumbing in connection with the Chicago 
Water Works. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance concerning 
bathing places, submitted a re port recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. McCormick and Dixon demanded that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Meier moved that it be made the special 
order for 8.30 o'clock P. M. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows; three-fourths not agreeing: 

Teas— Wickersham, Grannis, McAuley, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Hulbert, Thompson, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Mever, (15th Ward,) Meier, (16th Ward,) 
Barrett, Murphy, McCormick— 18. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Watkins, Hildreth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, 
Brady, Young, Burley— 13. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds to whom was referred the petition of 
J. H. Burns for lease of Lake Park, north of 
exposition building, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it i;e placed on file. 

Aid. Peevey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

HEALTH AND COUNTY RELATIONS. 

The Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions to whom was referred a complaint 
against cigar factory at No. 361 Milw aukee ave. 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid Smyth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

T^e same Committee to whom was referred a 
petition for removal of the North Division 
Pound, submitted a report recommending that 
as the pound had been removed, the petition be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom were referred 
petitions for the extension of the pound limits 
in the West Division submitted a report re- 
commending that they be referred to the law 
department with instructions to prepai*e pro- 
per ordinances. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police to whom were re- 
ferred petitions of Ah Wing, and others for 
remision of a fine, submitted a report recom- 
mending that they be referred to the Mayor 
and Supt. of Police with power to act, and that 



the Mayor be requested to report to the Coun- 
cil what final disposition they make of the case. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Wm. & E. Kessler for compen- 
sation for tools taken from them and sold by 
the police department, submitted a report 
recommending that if the statements are found 
correct that the Mayor and Comptroller take 
the necessary steps to furnish them their tools. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of H. C. Strong, for adoption of 
speaking telephones for fire and police busi- 
ness, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning the free transportation 
of policemen on street cars, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Whereas, Police officers doing duty as 
station keepers, lock-up keepers, and those 
detailed for special duty, under an order of the 
different city railroad companies, are required 
to pay fare riding on said lines, and whereas 
the above named (under police rules) are known 
to to be always on duty throughout the year, 
but are prohibited from riding upon the city 
railroad companies' lines, unless when appear- 
ing in full uniform, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby directed to make arrange- 
ments whereby the city railroad companies 
will grant transportation free to the officers of 
the ^police force of this city upon presenting 
their stars to the conductor. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Elections be instructed to report on the Four- 
teenth Ward matter at the next regular meet- 
ing, and that it be made the special order for 
9 o'clock P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses, to whom was 
referred the petition of dealers in second-hand 
clothingfor reduction of license fee, submitted 
a report recommending that it be referred to 
the Law Department for an ordinance, etc., 
and that collection of licenses from such 
dealers be deferred until action is had upon 
such ordinance. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Ed. Chaput for rebate on license 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
recommitted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— McAuley, Cullerton, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy— 20. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Altpeter, McCor- 
mick, Burley— 10. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Licenses be instructed to report on the ordi- 
nance concerning saloon licenses at the next 
regular meeting. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows ; 

Yeas— Sanders, Shorey, Cullerton, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Smith, Peevey, Swift, Bond, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward.)— 14 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Schroeder, Hulbert, Stauber, Lorenz, Barrett, 
Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 17 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on an ordinance concerning 
the use of barbed wire for fences, laid over 
and published June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Swift moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas -Wickersham, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey. Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond , Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stau- 
ber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier. (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, McCor- 
mick, Burley— 27. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Clark— 3 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That no fence consisting or made 
of what is called "barbed wire" or of which 
" barbed wire " is a part, shall be built or con- 
structed within the city of Chicago along the 
line of any street or alley, or any part thereof, 
or along, or around, or through any public or 
private park, or about any property owned or 
controlled by the city of Chicago. 



Sec. 2. That no partition fence consisting of 
" barbed wire" or of which "barbed wire " is a 
part, shall be built between adjacent or adjoin= 
ing lots in the city of Chicago, without the par- 
ties so desiring to build such fence first obtain, 
ing from the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works a permit therefor. 

Sec. 3. That all " barbed wire " fence in the 
city of Chicago, along, around or- through any 
public street, alley or park, is hereby declareda 
nuisance, as the same is dangerous to life and 
property, and the Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby directed and authorized to cause a no 
tice to be served upon the party or parties own- 
ing or controlling, or building the same, to re- 
move such fence within a reasonable time after 
the service of such notice, and upon failure to 
comply therewith shall be liable to a fine as 
hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 4. Any person or persons violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall be 
liable to a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than twenty-five dollars. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows. 

Yeas— Dixon, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, McCormick, Burley— 18. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders. Clark, Shorey,. 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Lawler, Hulbert, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward) 
—12. - 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWABI, 

Citv Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

No quorum, 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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REGULAR MEETING. 



TTJJLTSr 12, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Aulev, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hilrlfeth, Lawler, Pure ell, Smyth, Peevey, 
MeNurnev, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Thompson, Bradv, Stauher, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley, and his Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Hulbert, Imhof and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. . 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Everett moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held June 23, he approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

KEPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending July 5, 1880, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 
mayor's Office, City of Chicago. 

Chicago, July 9, 1880. 

To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I herewith return to your honorable body, 
without my approval, an ordinance concerning 
barbed wife fences, passed June 28, 1880, for the 
following reasons: 

Section 1 in terms, prohibits the use of 
barbed wire fences in any private park in the 
city. 

Sec. 2 prohibits the construction of barbed 
wire fence between the adjoining lots of pri- 
vate owners, unless by permission of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

These provisions are, in my opinion, an at- 
tempt to interfere with private rights of prop- 
erty, unwarranted by the city charter, or any 
law of the State, and therefore beyond the 
power of the city council. 

The public, as such, can have no possible in- 
terest in fences wholly inside of private prop- 
erty, or in the question whether wire fences 
wholly inside of such property shall or shall 
not be barbed. 



Sec. 3 of the ordinance is uncertain and in 
formal. After declaring barbed wire fences a 
nuisance, when placed along, around or through 
any public street, etc., it provides: "The 
Commissioner of Public Works is hereby di- 
rected and authorized to cause a notice to be 
served upon the party or parties owning or con- 
trolling or building the same, to remove such 
fence within a reasonable time after the serv= 
ice of such notice, and upon failure to comply 
therewith, shall be liable to a fine as herein- 
after provided." I presume the meaningis that 
the person or persons receiving siich notice 
shall be liable, etc., but it is not so expressed. 
The section also leaves it to the discretion of 
the commissioner to determine what is a reason- 
able notice. It seems to me that at least the 
minimum time should be fixed by the ordi- 
nance, as, for instance, a reasonable time not 
less than — days. 

Respectfully, 

CARTER H. HARRISON, 
Mayor. 

Aid Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Shorey moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows ; 

Yeas -Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Cullerton, 
Purcel 1, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Bond, Ev- 
erett, Thompson, Brady, Lorenz Young, Bur- 
ley -15. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, McAuley, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Stauber, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy 
—16. 

also, 

A communication covering a letter from the 
City Engineer in regard to the necessity of new 
pumping engines, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

The Comptroller submitted a communication 
covering an order authorizing rebates on cer- 
tain saloon licenses. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the order be passed. 



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The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Swift, Everett, Thompson, Brady, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—30. 

Nays— Clark, Bond— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That all persons who tookoiit saloon 
licenses on or after October 1st, 1879, and before 
January 1st, 1880, be allowed $12.50 ; to all vho 
took out saloon licenses after January 1, 1880, 
and before April 1, 1880, be allowed $25.00 ; to 
all who took out saloon licenses after April 1, 
1880, and before July 1, 1880, be allowed $37.50, 
to apply on licenses ending June 30, 1881: Pro- 
vided, That they make affidavit that they have 
not sold liquor without license more than three 
days preceding the date of the license expiring 
June 30, 1880. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submit- 
ted a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of N. State street, from Chicago ave- 
nue to E. Pearson street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Young. Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of E. Pearson street, fromN. State street 
to east line Bushnell's Add. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and navs as follows: 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wentworth avenue, from Thirty-third 
street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Riordan, Hddreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevy, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (lith Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Arnold street, from Seventeenth street 
to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ev- 
erett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 



Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Wentworth avenue, from Sixteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward,) Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of South La Salle street, from Thirty- 
eighth street to Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ev- 
erest, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Indiana avenue, from Twenty-sixth 
street to Thirty-first street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Prairie avenue, from Twenty- 
second street to Twenty-third street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Pur< ell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy. Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
north side of Twenty-third street, from Prai- 
rie avenue to Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift.Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, xMeier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 



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ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south sideof Parkrow, from Michigan avenue 

to its eastern terminus. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ballard, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

y, ,,.„■_ Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Wat kins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Bildreth, Lawler, Furcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Mover K \b\h Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
siiies of S. Park avenue, from Thirty-third 
street to Douglas avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed bv yeas and nays as follows: 

' F< as— -Wickersham, Dixon, 'Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Ltiordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smith, Peevev, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Bradv, Staliber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-third street, from S. Park ave- 
nue to its eastern terminus. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Calumet avenue, from Eighteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, biordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-first street, from Calumet ave- 
nue to its eastern terminus. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance, was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on tne 
west side of Lake Park avenue, from Thirty- 
first street to Thirty-third street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
(•lark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Eildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier Q6th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Poplar street, from Thirty-first 
street to Wi'ong street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-second street, from Halsted 
street to Laurel street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Douglas avenue, from Portland 
avenue to Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark) Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Tnompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley — 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of Flournoy street, from Campbell 
avenue to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Western avenue, from Twenty- 
second street to south branch Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Altpeter, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley. 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 



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Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Mever, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward,) Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
south side of West Sixteenth street, from Cen- 
ter avenue to Newberry avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wick ersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward.) Young, Meier, (16th Ward,) Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving West Monroe street, in front of 
sundry lots from Robey street to Oakley 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward,) Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and pav- 
ing Ontario street in front of sundry lots from 
North Clark street to St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward,) Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and 
filling Whiting street from N. Wells street to 
N. Market street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Barrett, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO 

A report and ordinance for six lamp posts on 
Grove court, from Larrabee street to Orchard 
street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Young, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

leas— Wickersham Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 



Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Wardk 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30 ' 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance changing the name of 
a portion of Pine street to Tower place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage, and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond,. 
Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (]6th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 29 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE. 

Changing the name of that part of Pine street 
west of the North Side Water- works to Tower 
Place. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of the street west 
of the North Side Water- works, from Chicago 
avenue to East Pearson street, heretofore 
known as Pine street, be, and the same is here- 
by changed to Tower Place. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade 
on Ellis avenue, between Thirty-seventh 
street and Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ev- 
erett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier, (16th Ward) Barrett, Murphy,. 
Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of Ellis avenue, 
from Thirty-seventh street to Egan avenue, 
be, and the same is hereby, established as fol- 
lows: 
At the intersection of Ellis avenue and 

Thirty-seventh street 19 feet 

At a point 350 feet south of the middle 

of Thirty-seventh street 19 " 

At a point 900 feet south of the middle 

of Thirty-seventh street 21 " 

At a point 1100 feet south of the middle 

of Thirty-seventh street 21 " 

At the intersection of Ellis avenue and 

Egan avenue. 19 " 

Sec. 2. The above heights, as fixed, are in- 
tended to be measured from the plane of low 
water of A. D. 1847, as fixed by the Commission- 
ers of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and 
adopted by the late Sewerage Commissioners, 
and by the late Board of Public Works, as the 
base or datum for city levels. 

Sec. 3. That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance be, and 
the same are hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of 
the east 8 feet of alley west of and adjoining 
lot 1, block 1, George Smith's Addition, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys.S. D. 



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83 



1880. 



ALSO, 

A report on petition for repeal of ordinance 
for improvement of Elizabeth street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Allevs, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report on petition for repeal of ordinance 
for improvement of Ada street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance levying water rates 
or rents for the year commencing May 1, 1880, 
and ending April" 30, 1881. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

YYiis— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder. Swift, Bond, Everett, Thompson, 
Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Youriar Meier (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley-32. 

Nays— »one. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Levying water rents or rates for the year 
commencing May 1, 1880, and ending April 30, 
1881. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That water rents or rates for the 
year, from April 30, 1880, to May 1, 1881, in ac- 
cordance with and of the amounts heretofore 
established by ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby assessed and levied upon all lots or 
parcels of ground in the city or Chicago (hav- 
ing a building or buildings thereon), which abut 
or join on any street, avenue or alley in said 
city, through which the distributing water 
pipes of the water works of the city are or 
may be laid, and which can be conveniently 
supplied with water from said pipes, whether 
water shall be used on such lot or parcels of 
ground or not, and also, upon all lots and parcels 
of ground in said city abutting on or adjoining 
such street, avenue or alley, upon which build- 
ings have been or may be erected, between 
April 30, 1880, to May 1, 1881, the amount to be 
paid on account of said lots to be their propor- 
portion of the rates heretofore established as 
aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. As soon as practicable, after the 
first day of May, A. D., 1881, a warrant shall 
issue under the corporate seal of the city, 
signed by the Mayor and attested by the City 
Clerk, directed to the City Collector of the 
City, commanding him to make the amounts 
set opposite the several lots or parcels of land 
described in said warrant, being the amount of 
water rents or assessments which shall remain 
unpaid on said lots or parcels of land for the 
year ending 30th day of April next, preceding 
the time of the issue of said warrant, out of 
the goods and chattels of the respective owners 
of said lots or parcels of land, and the build- 
ings thereon situated, or of the owner or 
owners, either of the lots or parcels of land, 
or the building or buildings thereon, incase the 
lots or parcels of land and the building or 
buildings thereon are not owned by the same 
person or persons. 

Sec. 3. Upon the receipt of said warrant by 
the City Collector, he shall forthwith give six 
days notice by publication in a newspaper 
published in said city, that such warrant has 
come to his hands for collection, and request- 
ing all persons interested to make immediate 
payment at his office, and that after the expira- 
tion of twenty days from the date of his 
receipt of such warrant, he will levy on the 



goods and chattels of all persons who shall 
have failed to pay, and that at the expiration 
of said twenty days, or as soon thereafter as 
may be, he shall so levy, if personal property 
belonging to the person or persons liable for 
such water rates or rents can be found, and in 
case of neglecting to do so, the City Collector 
shall be liable for such rates or rents. 

The City Collector shall endorse or note on 
the warrant the date of such levying, and 
make an exact inventory of the property on 
which the same shall have been levied, and 
shall sell the same after giving public notice 
of the time and place of sale, and of the prop- 
erty to be sold, at least ten days previous to 
the day of sale, by advertisements to be posted 
upon at least three public places in the vicinity 
where the sale is to be made; such sale shall 
be by public auction, and if practicable, no 
more property shall be sold than sufficient to 
pay the water rents or rates, costs and charges 
due. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A communication concerning bid received for 
dredging, and asking authority to make a con- 
tract in accordance therewith. 

Aid. Shorey moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on the 
communication. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Lawler, Peevey, McNurney, Schroe- 
der, Stauber, Lorenz; Meyer, 15th Ward,) 
Meier (16th Ward,) Barrett— 19. 

Nays— Cullerton, Hildreth, Purcell, Smyth, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Thompson, Brady, 
Young, Murphy, Burley— 12. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting, 
at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

The City Attorney submitted an ordinance 
in reference to dealers in second-hand cloth- 
ing. 

Aid. Ballard moved to amend Section 3 by 
striking out "fifty dollars," and inserting 
k< thirty-five dollars" in lieu thereof. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burley moved that the ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting the ordin- 
ance on its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows . 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Murphy— 28. 

Nays— Cullerton, Swift, Young, Barrett, 
Burley— 5. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroe- 
der, Bond, Everett, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), Mur- 
phy— 27. 

Nays— Cullerton, Swift, Thompson, Young, 
Barrett, Burley— 6. 



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The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled an 
ordinance to regulate the business of dealers 
in new and second-hand furniture and house- 
hold goods, "passed April 19, 1880, amending an 
ordinance concerning junk dealers and dealers 
in second-hand goods, passed October 27, 1879, 
amending chapter 24 of Laws and Ordinances 
of 1873, be, and the same is hereby amended by 
adding thereto, after the words " new and sec- 
ond-hand furniture and household goods," 
whenever they occur in said ordinance, except 
in Section 10 thereof, the words, "or second- 
hand clothing." 

Sec. 2. That the dealers in "second-hand 
clothing" shall hereafter be subject to the 
same provisions, in all particulars, as "dealers 
in new and second-hand furniture and house- 
hold goods," pursuant to and under said ordi- 
nances above, except as herein provided. 

Sec. 3. That subdivision "second" of section 
4 of said ordinance is hereby repealed, and sub- 
division "second" of section 4 shall hereafter 
be as follows, to-wit: "Second — Persons soap- 
plying for a license as dealers in new and sec- 
ond-hand furniture and household goods shall 
pay therefor to the City Collector the sum of 
thirty-five dollars, respectively, and the per- 
son so applying for a license as dealer in sec- 
ond-hand clothing shall pay therefor to the 
City Collector the sum of thirty-five (35) dol- 
lars. 

Sec. 4. That said ordinance, passed April 19, 
1880, is hereby amended by adding thereto the 
following, which shall hereafter be Section 12 
of said ordinance, viz: 

Sec. 12. That no person licensed as a dealer 
in second-hand clothing as aforesaid, shall 
carry on at his or her place of business, or per- 
mit to be carried on at his or her place of busi- 
ness, the business of dealer in new and second- 
hand furniture or household goods, or permit 
to be stored upon his or her business premises, 
any new or second hand furniture or household 
goods, under a penalty of not less than one 
hundred nor more than two hundred dollars, 
and the immediate forfeiture of his or her 
license under this ordinance. 

Sec. 5. That section ten (10) of said ordinance 
is hereby amended by changing the maximum 
penalty of "five hundred dollars" therein to 
two hundred dollars, so that said section shall 
hereafter read "under a penalty of not less 
than one hundred, nor more than two hundred 
dollars." 

Sec. 6. All ordinances in conflict herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

Sec 7. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report on petition for extension of pound 
limits over the district bounded by Chicago 
avenue, Indiana street, Paulina and Lincoln 
streets, stating that said district was included 
in the pound limits by ordinance passed Octo- 
ber 5, 1874. 

Aid. Brady moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance extending the pound limits so 
as to include the district bounded on the east 
by Rockwell street, north by Kinzie street, 
west by Kedzie avenue, and south by Lake 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brady, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, Cullerton, Altpeter, Smyth, 
Peevey, Mo.Nurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Burley— 20. 



Nays— Dixon, Sanders, McAuley, Burke, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meier (16th W ard), Barrett, Murphy 
— 13. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That section one (1) of an ordin- 
ance passed October 5, 1847, amendatory of sec- 
tion two, chapter forty, of Revised Ordinances, 
entitled "Pounds," be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: The pound limits of the 
West Division shall be and the same are hereby 
extended so as to include, in addition to the 
territory now included in such limits, all that 
portion of land lying and being bounded on the 
east by Rockwell street, on the north by Kinzie 
street, on the west by Kedzie avenue, and on 
the south by West Lake street. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Board of Education submitted a commu- 
nication asking the purchase of lots 23 and 24 
block 11, D. S. Lee's Add., for a school site, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

By consent, Aid. Hildreth presented the peti- 
tion of M. Kehoe for vacation of a part of an 
alley in block 1, Waller's sub. Sec. 20, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By consent Aid. Hildreth presented a peti- 
tion for gas in Henry street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works. 

By consent Aid. Hildreth presented a peti- 
tion for gas on W. Fifteenth street, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works. 

By consent Aid. Hildreth presented the 
petition of propertv owners for passage of an 
ordinance for curbing and grading O'Brien 
street, from Jefferson street to Halsted street, 
which was 

Referred to the Department of Public 
Works, with instructions to prepare a proper 
ordinance. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committe on Elections on 
the Fourteenth Ward election, be now taken 
up. 

Aid. Barrett and Meyer of said Committee 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Swift and Smyth also submitted a re- 
port. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the reports be de- 
ferred and published. 

Aid. Hiidrei h presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to said election. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend the motion ot 
Aid. Dixon by also publishing a former opinion 
of the fiorporation Counsel in sa d matter. 

Aid. Burley raised the point of order that the 
amendment was not germain. 

The Chair decided the point of order not well 
taken. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Meier, it was agreed to by yeas and nays, 
as follows: 

Yeas— Wicker. sham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, Rior<ian, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Peevey, Schroeder, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Stanber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Meier, (16th Wards Barrett— 20. 

Nays— Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Cullerton, 
Purcell, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Young, Murphy, Burley —13. 



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The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Dixon as amended, it was agreed to by 
\ eaa and nays, as follows; 
' Feos— Dixon, Ballard, Grannis, Watkins, 

McAulev, Burke, Alt peter, Riordan, Smyth, 
Schroedev, Swift, Bond, Everett, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward) 
7oung,Meier s (16th Ward), Barrett -21. 

Xaus— Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, Shorey, 
Oullerton, Bildreth, l.awler, Puroell, Peevey, 
MoNuniev, Murphv, Hurley— 12. 

Aid. Oullerton moved that the subject matter 
be made the special order for the next regular 
meeting, at 8:3u o'clock p. m. 

Aid. Meier moved, as an amendment, that it 
be made the special order for July 26, at 8:30 
p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Feos— Ballard, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Rureell, Peeve v, Schroeder, Stauber, Lor- 
enz, Mever (15th Ward), Meier (16tn Ward), 
Barrett— 12. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanilers, Clark, 
ShoreV, Grannis, Watkins, McAulev, Culler- 
ton, Hildreth, Lawler, Smvth, McNurney, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, . Thompson, Brady, 
Young, Murphy, Burley— 21. 

Tbe" question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, it was 

Agreed to. 

The following are the reports: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Common Council assembled: 

Tour Committee on Elections, to whom were 
referred certain papers purporting to be elec- 
tion returns from the seventh district of the 
fourteenth ward, and certain affidavits relat- 
ing to the election for alderman of said ward, 

Having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that we referred the question 
as to the powers and duties of the City Council 
m relation to these papers to the Corporation 
Counsel, whose opinion is hereto attached and 
made a part of this report. 

The papers referred to your Committee show 
that in said district James J. McGrath received 
150 votes and Frank A. Stauber 59 votes. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. P. BARRETT, 
ADAM MEYER- 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Elections, to whom was 
referred the returns from the seventh district 
of the fourteenth ward, of the late election for 
alderman, 

Having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report : That we find from said returns 
that James J. McGrath received 150 votes and 
Frank A. Stauber 59 votes for alderman. 

We submit herewith the opinion of the Cor- 
poration Counsel in relation to said returns, 
which we make a part of this report. 

GEO. B. SWIFT, 
JOHN M. SMYTH. 
The following are the opinions of the Corpor- 
ation Counsel: 

CITY LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Chicago, July 1, 1880. 
Mr. E. P. Barrett, Esq., 

Chairman of Committee on Elections. 

Dear Sir:— Your Committee has propounded 
to me the following questions, viz. : 

" 1. Has the City Council the right to decide 
whether the papers purporting to be a return 
from the Seventh precinct of the Fourteenth 
ward are a return or not?" 

"2. If the City Council has such right, is it 
limited in the inquiry to the papers them- 
selves, or can it hear evidence, outside of the 
papers?" 

"3. Suppose that after the ballots were 
counted and sealed up the return made out and 
signed by the judges and attested by the 



clerks, that the judges, in the absence of the 
clerks, opened and recounted the ballots, and 
arrived at and set down a different result, then 
reseated the ballots, and subsequently deliv- 
ered to the clerk, sealed up, the papers as they 
now appear, are such papers .a legal return?" 

I might answer these questions briefly, and 
without stating reasons for my opinion, but as 
the questions involved are of public import- 
ance, and conflicting opinions have been ex- 
pressed before your Committee by the attorneys 
of the candidates for alderman in the Four- 
teenth ward, 1 have concluded that it will be 
more satisfactory to your Committee, those per- 
sonally interested, and the public, to state at 
length the reasons for my opinion. 

The City Coimcil, at its meeting held May 3, 
1880, proceeded to canvass the returns and de- 
clare the result of the late municipal election 
for aldermen. 

When the returns from the Fourteenth ward 
were reached, one of the aldermen presented a 
number of affidavits in relation to the return 
from the Seventh precinct of that ward, and in 
relation to the election therein, and the clerk 
also presented a communication from the judges 
of the election in that precinct, in relation to 
the election returns therefrom. 

Thereupon, a member of the council moved 
that the election returns and the affidavits 
above mentioned be referred to the Committee 
on Elections, and that no result of the late 
election be declared, which motion was carried, 
and the City Council omitted to canvass the 
returns from, and declare the result of the 
election in the Fourteenth Ward. The returns 
from all the other wards in the city were ex- 
amined and canvassed, and the l-esuit declared 
at the meeting of May 3, 1880. The returns 
from the Fourteenth Ward have not yet been 
canvassed, nor the result declared. 
Section 57 of the charter provides: 
"After the closing of the polls, the ballots 
shall be counted, and the returns made out and 
returned, under seal, to the city or village 
clerk, as the case may be, within two days 
after the election; and, thereupon, the City 
Council, or Board of Trustees, as the case may 
be, shall examine and canvass the same, and 
declare the result of the election, and cause a 
statement thereof to be entered upon its jour- 
nals." 
Section 34 of the charter provides: 
" The City Council shall be judge of the elec- 
tion and qualification of its own members." 

These are the only provisions of the charter 
in relation to the power of the Council in the 
premises, which it is necessary to consider. 

The first question is, in what capacity does 
the Council act while performing the duties 
prescribed by section 57 of the charter, viz. : 
examining and canvassing the returns, and de- 
claring the result ? There can, as it seems to 
me, be but one logical answer to this question. 
The Council, in the performance of such duties, 
acts as a canvassing board, and (after it appears 
that the papers purporting to be returns are 
such), in a merely ministerial capacity. The 
duties prescribed by section 57, are the duties 
uniformly prescribed for canvassing boards. 
One of the definitions of the word "canvasser," 
given by Webster, is " one who examines the 
returns of votes for a public officer. 

The charter of the city of Rah way, New Jer- 
sey, contained provisions in substance the same 
as those above quoted from the general muni- 
cipal incorporation law under which the city is 
incorporated. It provided that the judges of 
election in each ward should count the votes, 
and certify the result, as required by law in 
State elections for members of the legislature; 
that the certificate thus made, should be laid 
before the Common Council, at a meeting to be 
held on the Monday next succeeding the elec- 
tion; that the Common Council should canvass 
the number of votes given for each candidate; 



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and that the persons having the highest num- 
ber of votes, should be declared elected. 

The charter also provided, that the council 
should be the judge of the election and quali- 
fication of its own members. 

A certificate showing the election of a person 
as alderman, was duly made and laid before the 
council; but there were indorsed on the 
returns, in addition to the certificate required 
by law to be made, certificates of one of the 
judges and the clerk, to the effect that the 
returns were the same as those taken from the 
tally sheet of the clerk on the night of the 
election, and it was alleged that the tally 
sheet was incorrect, and consequently, that 
the returns made in accordance with the tally 
sheet were also incorrect. Upon these grounds 
the council refused to declare elected the 
persons who appeared by the returns to have 
been elected, and declared that there had been 
no election of alderman in the ward. 

The court say: "It was determined in the 
case of The State v. The Governor, I Dutcher, 
348, that the board of county canvassers have 
no authority to depart from the official returns 
made to them by the judges of election. The 
principle of that case governs the present. The 
endorsement of the clerk and one of the inspect- 
ors on the official returns should not have been 
noticed. They were not a part of and in no wise 
affeeted the official paper. They were of no 
more legal effect than a parol message or letter 
of the same purport would have been. All the 
common council were authorized to do was to 
canvass the votes as they appeared on the 
returns of the judges of election, and declare 
elected the person appearing to have the high- 
est number of votes. Council, sitting as a 
board of canvassers, could institute no investi- 
gation as to which candidate received, in point 
of fact, the highest number of votes. 

" They were simply to canvass (that is exam- 
ine or inspect), the number of votes given for 
the respective candidates. The only guide 
in making this canvass was the judges' re 
turns." 

The court, commenting on the two provisions 
in the charter, viz.: first, that the Council 
should canvass the returns and declare the 
result; and, secondly, that the Council should 
be the judge of the election and qualification 
of its own members, say: "The province of 
the Council sitting as a board of canvassers, is 
simply to inspect the judges' returns; when sit- 
ting as a tribunal, to judge of the election of a 
person claiming to be a member of their own 
body, they may go behind the judges' returns, 
hear all the evidence applicable to the point in 
dispute, and determine the fact of the 
election."— State v. Com. Council of Rahway, 
33 N. J., III. 

My reason for referring to this case so much 
at length is because of its similarity to the case 
under consideration. 

The case is authority for the following propo- 
sitions. 

First, That the Council, in discharging the 
duties prescribed by section 57 of the General 
Charter, acts merely as a canvassing board, 
and in a purely ministerial character. 

Second. That the powers and functions of 
the Council, when sitting as a canvassing 
board, are as distinct and separate from its 
powers and functions when sitting as a tribunal 
to judge of the election and qualification of its 
own members, as though these different powers 
and functions were vested in and exercised by 
different boards. 

Third. That when sitting as a board of can- 
vassers, for the purpose of examining and 
canvassing the returns, the Council can look 
only at the returns, as required by law to 
be made, and that any extra official statements, 
certificates, or endorsements on the returns, 
not required by law to be made, or any docu- 
ments or communications accompanying the 



returns, not required by law, are to be rejected, 
as having no legal effect. 

The case of Lineger v. Rittenhouse, decided 
at the March term, 1880, of the Supreme Court 
of this State, 6 Weekly Jurist, 888, is authority 
for the position that the power of the Council 
to sit as a tribunal to judge of the election and 
qualification of its own members, is to be exer- 
cised after the returns have been canvassed and 
the result declared. 

The city of Cairo being incorporated under 
the general incorporation law, the City Council 
canvassed the returns of an election for alder- 
man in the Second ward, and declared the 
result. The defeated candidate attempted to 
contest the eletion in the County Court, but 
the Supreme Court held that the contest must 
be before the City Council under the section 
providing that the Council shall be judge 
of the election and qualification of its own 
members. 

It is difficult to perceive how there can be a 
contest until after a canvass of the returns and 
a declaration of the result. 

Having shown that the Council, in the per- 
formance of the duties prescribed by section 57 
of the charter, sits as a canvassing board, the 
next question is, what are the powers of a can- 
vassing board in relation to the returns ? 

There is no substantial conflict of authority 
on this question. 

In the case of Morgan v. Quackenbush, 22 
Barbour, 72, Supreme Court of New York, the 
court say : 

"The inspectors of an election for charter 
and ward officers in the city of Albany are 
required, upon the completion of the canvass, 
to certify and declare the result, stating the 
number of votes given for each person for each 
respective office, and to file their statement 
and certificate in the office of the Clerk of the 
Common Council within twenty -four hours. 
Their office is purely ministerial. They decide 
nothing. They merely declare the contents of 
the ballot box. The next canvass is to be made 
by the Common Council. The statute declares 
that at its meeting thereafter the Common 
Council shall canvass such returns and declare 
the result. 

"All that is now required is that the Common 
Council shall canvass the returns, and deter- 
mine and declare the result. This too is a minis- 
terial act. The Common Council are judges of 
nothing. They are not at liberty to receive evi- 
dence of anything outside of the returns them- 
selves. Their duty consists in a simple matter 
of arithmetic. They are to bring together the 
returns made by the inspectors of the several 
election districts, and ascertain by computation 
the aggregate number of votes given in the 
whole city for each person, and then declare 
the result by their certificate. If, on the first 
canvass, the Common Council received affida- 
vits tending to show fraudulent practice at the 
polls, as it is well known they did, although the 
fact is not before me on the motion, and, acting 
upon such evidence, omitted to canvass the 
votes of their election districts, they acted ille- 
gally. In doing so they they assumed to exer- 
a judicial power which the Legislature has 
never vested in them, or any other board of 
canvassers." 

The Supreme Court of this State has held 
that a board of canvassers acts in pure minis- 
terial capacity, and has no judicial power. 

People ex rel. v. Brewster et al., 15 111., 492. 
People ex rel. &c, v. Head, 25 111., 325. 
People ex rel. v. Hilliard, 29 111., 413. 

In the case in 25th 111 , cited supra, the court 
held that the person declared elected by the 
board of canvassers was entitled to hold the 
office pending a contest of the election. The 
court distinguishes between the power of a 
board of canvassers, and a tribunal sitting 
judicially to determine a contest, saying: 
"This contest, under our statute, is an original 



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proceeding initiated by the contestant, for the 
purpose of trying the legality of the election, 
and not of the canvass. It goes behind the 
canvass and purges the election itself. The 
court, in trving it, is not confined to the poll- 
books as returned, but it may go behind them, 
and enquire by proof de nors. whether the 
votes, or any of them were illegal. But the 
canvassers have no right to do this. Theirs is a 
mere mechanical, or rather, mathematical duty. 
They may probably judge whether the returns 
are in due form, hut, after that, they can only 
comvute the votes east for the several candidates 
and declare the result.'* 

The case of The People v. Hilliard, cited 
supra, was a petition for a writ of mandamus 
to compel the county clerk to issue a certificate 
of election to Melville W. Fuller, as a repre- 
sentative in the General Assembly from the 
sixtieth representative district. * The case 
arose in this wise: The board of canvassers 
of the election returns consisted of the County 
Clerk and two justices of the peace. 

The returns from the second precinct of the 
Fourth "Ward, in the City of Chicago, as they 
came before the board of canvassers, were in 
conformity with the statute, except that the 
affidavits of two of the'juclges, and of the two 
clerks, who acted in the precinct, did not have 
attached to them the signatures of the officers 
who administered the oaths. If the return 
from that precinct had been counted the result 
would have been the election of Fuller, but if 
such returns were rejected, the result would 
have been the election of John Lyle King. 
The affidavit of one of the judges, was, in all 
respects, regular, and that judge appeared be- 
fore the board of canvassers, and offered to 
prove that the other judges and the clerks had 
been sworn by him, after he had been sworn, 
and asked leave to attach his name to the 
jurats, as the officer who administered the 
oaths. 

The board of canvassers refused to permit 
this, rejected the election returns from the 
second precinct, and declared the result in 
favor of John Lyle King, and the County Clerk 
issued to King a certificate of election. 

The court held that the amendment of the 
returns by affixing the signature of the officer 
who adminstered the oaths should have been 
allowed by the board, but also held that it was 
immaterial whether the returns were so 
amended or not, as they formed no part of the 
certificate, and that, so far as the validity of 
the election was concerned, it was immaterial 
whether the clerks were sworn or not, and the 
court granted the writ. 

The court, discussing the power of the 
board of canvassers, say: "But it is urged by 
the defendants, that the board of canvassers 
had, and exercised a judicial discretion in ruling 
out these returns, and having acted in good 
faith, they cannot be compelled to act against 
their deliberate judgment. We have recog- 
nized a board of canvassers as ministerial and 
not judicial officers. In the case of Head, 25 
III., 325, it was said, the duty of a board of 
canvassers is a mere mechanical or mathematical 
duty. They may probably judge whether the 
returns are in due form, but, after that, they 
can only compute the votes cast for the several 
candidates, and declare the result. This class 
of powers is not generally understood to b8 
judicial, but merely ministerial" 

In farther support of the proposition, that 
the duties of canvassing boards are ministerial 
and not judicial, see 

McCrary on Am. Law of Elections, .Sec. 62. 
Hinhon Extraordinary Remedies, Sec. 56. 
Clark v. McKenzie, 7 Bush., 527. 

If a board of canvassers refuses or neglects 
to perform its duty to canvass the returns and 
declare the result, performance may be com- 
pelled by mandamus. 

Dillon on Mun. Corp., Sec. 676. 



High on Extraordinary Remedies, Sec. 56. 

Cooley on Cons. Limit., 623. 

Clark v. McKenzie, 7 Bush'p, (Ky,) 523. 

State v. Board of State Canvassers, 13 Fa., 55. 

State of Iowa v. County Judge, 7 la., 186. 

Same v. Bailey, 7 la., 187. 
This for the reason that the duties of a can- 
vassing board are ministerial. 

The language in some of the decisions cited, 
that the duties of a canvassing board are purely 
ministerial, must be understood with the qual- 
ification that the board has power to decide 
whether the papers purporting to be election 
returns are such in fact. 

This is a mixed question of law and fact, and 
must, from the necessity of the case, be deter- 
mined by the Council in the first instance. 

McCrary on Am. Election Law, Sec. 82. 

High on Extraordinary Remedies, Sec. 56. 

State ex rel v. Board, &c, 13 Florida, 73. 
But when it is decided that the papers pur- 
porting to be returns are returns, the sub- 
sequent duties of the Council, viz: canvassing 
the returns and declaring the result, are purely 
ministerial. 

The next question is, whether the Council 
can resort to evidence outside of the papers 

Surporting to be returns, for the purpose of 
etermining whether they are such in fact? 

McCrary, commenting upon the powers of 
canvassers of elections, says: 

" The true rule is this: they must receive and 
count the votes, as shown by the returns, and 
they cannot go behind the returns for any purpose, 
and this necessarily implies that if a paper is 
presented as a return, and there is a question 
whether it is a return or not, they must decide 
that question from what appears on the face of 
the returns:' McCrary on Elections, Sec. 82. 

The Supreme Court of Florida says that the 
duty of the canvassers in passing upon the 
question whether the papers received by them 
and purporting to be returns, were such, was 
to determine whether they "contained ivUhi/n 
themselves evidence that they were authentic 
returns of the election." 13 Fla. R., 73.- 

Our own Supreme Court has expressed the 
same view, saying of the canvassers: "They 
may probably judge whether the returns are 
in due form, but after that, they can only com- 
pute the votes cast for the several candidates 
and declare the result." 25 111., 228; 29 111., 420. 

In 29 III. R., 422, the court, discussing the 
powers of the board of canvassers, says: 
"They are not allowed to reject any return, or 
to decide upon their validity, if, on the face 
they are made in compliance with the law, and 
in the form prescribed by the statute." 

The rule announced in these cases clearly is, 
that a board of canvassers, in passing on the 
questions whether the papers purporting to be 
returns are such, can only look to the papers 
themselves, and if the papers, on their face, 
appear to be in form and substance as required 
by law, they are to be accepted as returns. 
The court not only announed the rule, but ap- 
plied it in practice. In the case of The People 
v. Hilliard, above cited, the court held that the 
returns should have been received and count- 
ed, for the reason that on their face they con- 
formed to the requirements of the statute. 

The cases above cited in 33 N. J. R., and 22 
Barb. R., are to the same effect. 

My opinion, therefore, in view of the authori- 
ties, is, that if papers purporting to be returns 
are transmitted from the judges to the Council, 
in the manner prescribed by law, so that they 
are in fact the papers intended by the judges as 
their returns of the election, the Council, sit- 
ting as a board of canvassers, is limited to an 
inspection of the papers themselves, in deter- 
mining the question whether they are lawful 
returns, and cannot legally resort to evidence 
outside of the papers. 

The policy of the law, as evidenced by sta- 
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boards, and illustrated by -judicial decisions 
construing the statues, clearly is, that the re- 
turns of elections shall be canvassed, and the 
result delared promptly. Section 57 of the 
charter provides that the returns shall be 
delivered to the City. Clerk within two days 
after the election, and thereupon^- that is, as 
soon as may be— the City Council shall examine 
and canvass, &c. 

One reason of this policy is, that officers 
chosen by the people shall be inducted into 
office without unnecessary delay; another that 
the functions of the office shall not be sus- 
pended or remain in abeyance for want of an 
officer to execute them. 

The consequence of permitting a contest 
prior to a canvass of the returns, and declara- 
tion of the result, might be seriously detri- 
mental to the public interest. Hence the rule 
which prevails in Congress and other legisla- 
tive bodies, viz. : that the person holding cre- 
dentials sufficient in form, and from the proper 
authorities, or officers, is admitted to his seat 
as a member, pending a contest of his election. 
— McCrary on Am. Law of Elections, Sec. 204. 

Suppose, for instance, a ward to be wholly 
unrepresented in the City Council, by reason 
of vacancies having occurred since the last 
election, that a special election to fill such 
yacancies were held, and the returns thereof 
duly presented to the Council; now if a contest 
were to be allowed prior to a canvass of the 
returns and the declaration of the result, the 
consequence might be that the ward would 
remain unrepresented in the Council during 
the remainder of the term, bv reason of the 
contest being prolonged beyond that period. 

The third and last question propounded by 
your Committee devolves upon me the duty of 
deciding whether the papers purporting to be 
a return of the election in the seventh precinct 
of the Fourteenth Ward are, in fact, a return, 
because, as I understand, the facts hypothet- 
ically stated in the question are the real facts. 

The question premises that the ballots were 
counted and sealed up, and the returns made 
out and signed by the judges, and attested by 
the clerk, and that afterwards, and while the 
ballots and papers were in the possession of 
the judges, the judges, in the absence of the 
clerks, unsealed the ballots and recounted 
them, and upon such recount arrived at a 
result different from the result first arrived at, 
and changed the papers to conform to the last 
result, and then re-sealed the ballots, and sub- 
sequently delivered to the city clerk, sealed 
up, the papers as they now appear. The ques- 
tion is, are such papers a legal return? The 
question concedes that any change made in 
the papers was made by the judges, while the 
papers remained in their custody and control, 
and prior to their delivery to the clerk, and 
that, after the change was made, the judges 
delivered the papers to the clerk as they now 
appear, properly sealed up. 

What is a return of an election? It is the 
official report of the election made by the 
judges or inspectors of election, in conformity 
with law, and delivered to the proper officer or 
board. Until the papers pass from the custody 
and control of the j udges, they are in no legal 
sense a return. A change of the papers, there- 
fore, while they remain in the custody and con- 
trol of the judges, and prior to their transmis- 
sion to the proper officer or board, is not a 
change or alteration of the return. ' 

This being true, and the power of the Council 
in passing upon the question whether the papers 
presented are a return being limited, as hereto- 
fore stated, it follows that, if the papers deliv- 
ered to the clerk by the judges, as their re- 
turn, appear on their face to conform substan- 
tially to the requirements of the statute in re- 
lation to election returns, they constitute a 
legal return. 

Upon examination of the papers, I find them 



substantially as required by the statute. They 
purport to he signed by the judges and attested 
by the clerks, and the form of the certificate of 
the judges is the form prescribed by the stat- 
ute. Opposite F. A. Stauber's name in the 
tally list are the figures 59, and opposite James 
J. McGrath's name are the figures 150, and op- 
posite Stauber's name in the certificate is writ- 
ten " fifty-nine," and opposite McGrath's "one 
hundred and fifty," these figures and numbers 
indicating the number of votes given for each 
of said persons. In the tally list, and also in 
the certificate, there appears to have been 
erasures, in the places where the figures and 
written numbers now are, of something previ- 
ously written. In other words, there are indi- 
cations on the face of the papers that, prior to 
the numbers 59 and 150 being set down in fig- 
ures in the tally list, and written out in words 
in the certificate, other figures and words were 
set down and written out in those papers re- 
spectively. 

The question is whether this is a suspicious 
circumstance which should cause a rejection 
of the papers as returns. I am of opinion that, 
under the circumstances, it is not. 

Upon the hypothesis that these papers, as 
they now appear, were regularlv transmitted 
by the judges to the city clerk, as required by 
law, the presumption would be that the 
changes indicated were made by the judges, 
and, if made by the judges, the legal presump,- 
tion is that they were made to correspond with 
the actual count. Whether they in fact cor- 
respond with the actual count is a judicial 
question, into which the council, sitting as a 
canvassing board, cannot inquire, by resorting 
to evidence outside of the papers themselves. 

But the case is stronger than this, because 
the question of your committee is based on the 
hypothesis that the changes referred to were, 
in fact, made by the judges, and that they de- 
livered the papers so changed to the city 
clerk. 

My opinion therefore, is that the papers, on 
their face, constitute a legal return. 

This sufficiently answers the third question 
of your committee, but inasmuch as that ques- 
tion seems to involve two others, viz., whether 
the judges could legally unseal the ballots, 
recount them, and change the papers so as to 
show a different result from that first arrived 
at, in the absence of the clerks, and whether 
the non-assent of the clerks to such action of 
the judges would invalidate the papers as 
returns, I will, for the satisfaction of your 
committee, briefly consider these questions, 
although in my view of the law they are im> 
material, for the reason that the non-assent of 
the clerks to the alleged changes, cannot ap- 
pear except from evidence outside of the 
papers presented as a return, which evidence I 
have already stated cannot be considered by a 
canvassing board. 

It is apparent from the sections of the stat- 
nte prescribing the respective duties of judges 
and clerks of election, that the former are in- 
tended to be judges of election not only in 
name, but in fact, and the latter mere record- 
ing officers. The judges are required to canvass 
the votes polled, to count the whole number of 
ballots in the box, to reject ballots in some 
instances, and destroy them in others, to open 
and read the tickets, to seal up the ballots and 
direct them to the proper officer. 

Statute on Elections, Sections 57-59. 

When the judges read the tickets the clerks 
are required to mark down on the tally list the 
votes each candidate receives, the name of the 
candidate, and the office, as designated by the 
votes, which he is to fill. Sec. 57. 

Then, when the votes shall have been exam- 
ined and counted by the judges, the clerks are 
to set down on the poll-books the name of every 
person voted for, the office for which he is 
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him, and are to make out a certificate in the 
form prescribed by the statute. Sec. 61. 

The form of the" certificate, as prescribed by 
the statute, ends with the words, "certified by 
ns," and then follow the names of the judges. 
They sign themselves, "Judges of Election." 

Underneath the form as given in the statute, 
to the left of it, and opposite the word 
••attest," the clerks are to sign as "Clerks of 
Election." 

The certificate, made as required by the 
statute, is the certificate of the judges, and the 
return of the election is the return of the 
judges. Neither certificate nor return is, in 
anylegal sense, the act of the clerks, any more 
than a deed can be said to be the act of an at- 
testing witness, instead of the act of the grant- 
or named in the deed. 

An attesting witness to a deed merely signs 
in attestation of the genuineness of the signa- 
ture of the grantor. So the clerks, in the case 
under consideration, sign in attestation of the 
genuineness of the signatures of the judges. 
The fact that the papers signed were altered by 
the judges, after their signatures were affixed, 
does not affect the genuineness of the signa- 
tures, anv more than would a change in the 
body of a deed by the grantor after his signa- 
ture was attached, and before delivery to the 
grantee, affect the genuineness of his signature. 
The signature in such case would be as genu- 
ine as if attached after instead of before the 
change in the body of the deed. 

But if evidence outside of the papers can be 
resorted to, for the purpose of showing that 
the names of the clerks were signed in attesta- 
tion, prior to the alleged changes of the papers, 
then such evidence may be resorted to for the 
purpose of showing that the judges themselves 
made the alleged change, while the papers were 
in their custody and control, and prior to their 
delivery to the city clerk. 

Suppose the clerks appointed by the council 
had refused to act, and that the judges could 
not find any persons who would consent to act 
as clerks, would this have prevented an elec- 
tion, or rendered it impossible for the judges to 
make re turns of the election? I think not. 

The Court of Appeals of the State of New 
York, in a leading case, say: " The statute 
requires that the inspectors, "after taking the 
oath, shall appoint two clerks, who shall" take 
the constitutional oath. This is directory. If 
no clerks can be procured, the election is nx>t to 
fail. The inspectors must perform the duty 
which ordinarily is devolved upon the clerks "— 
People v. Clark, 8 N. Y. R. 88. 

This is in accordance with reason. The 
duties of the clerks, as prescribed by the 
statute, are purely mechanical. Their acts 
are, in substance, the acts of the judges. The 
judges count the ballots and read the tickets, 
and the clerks set down in the tally list the 
names of the candidates and the votes, as read 
by the judges. 

Our Supreme Court says: "A literal compli- 
ance with prescribed forms is not required in 
any case, if the spirit of the law is not violated." 
—People v. Hilliard, 29 111., 425. 

The spirit of the statute in the case under 
consideration clearly is, that the names and 
votes, as read by the judges, shall be correctly 
pet down, and it is immaterial, so far as the 
substance of the matter is concerned, whether 
they be so set down by the clerks of the elec- 
tion, or by the judges themselves. 

I am of opinion that the judges had the legal 
right to recount the ballots, and that, if on 
such recount they discovered mistakes, they 
had the legal right, in the absence of the 
clerks, to correct such mistakes by changing 
the papers, and that the assent of the clerks 
was not necessary to the validity of such 
change. Respectfully, 

FRANCIS ADAMS, 

Corporation Counsel. 



CITY LAW DEPARTMENT, 

Chicago, June 2, 1880. 
Mr. E. P. Barrett, Esq., 

Chairman of Committee on Elections: 

Dear Sir— I am informed that your commit- 
tee to whom was referred the election returns 
from the Seventh Precinct of the Fourteenth 
Ward, are about to make a report, upon the 
hypothesis that my opinion as expressed at a 
meeting of the committee is that, under the 
order of reference, the committee can only 
count the votes as they appear on the face of 
the returns. 

If the committee think that such is my opin- 
ion, I must certainly have failed to make my- 
self understood, as I entertain no such view. 

I informed the committee that their report 
must be based on the matters referred to them, 
viz: the returns, including the tally. papers, 
and the affidavits presented to the Council, and 
that the committee might make such report as 
might seem to them just, after an examination 
of the matter. It is evident that this would 
not limit the committee to acting in the capaci- 
ty of mere tellers, so that they could only re- 
port the number of votes for such candidate, 
as such votes appear on the face of the re- 
turns. 

For instance, the committee might, upon an 
examination of the returns, and the affidavits 
referred to them, report that it appeared to the 
committee, from such examination, that the re- 
turns had been altered, and that they should 
be rejected; or, unless the apparent altera- 
tions were explained to the satisfaction of the 
Council, they should be rejected. The only 
doubt which I had when called before your 
committee, was whether your committee had 
power, under the order of reference, to exam- 
ine witnesses in relation to the returns. 

This is a question of parliamentary law 
which I had not examined, and which had not 
been presented to me prior to the time I was 
called before the committee, and my impres- 
sion was that the committee had not the power, 
and I so stated. Since then, however, I have 
examined the matter, and have come to the 
conclusion that my impression was erroneous. 
What induced my mistake was that there was 
no formal order of reference to the committee 
made by the Council, no instructions, and no 
express powers conferred. In legislative 
bodies, it is usual to make a formal order of 
reference, including instructions to the com- 
mittee. 

In the present case, when the returns came 
before the Council for examination and can- 
vass, affidavits were presented to the Council 
attacking the returns, and Alderman Throop 
moved that the returns and affidavits be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Elections, and that 
no result be declared, which motion prevailed. 
The object of the reference, although not ex- 
pressed, clearly was, that the Committee might 
examine and investigate in relation to the re- 
turns and the affidavits and the subject matter 
thereof. In such cases the rule is thus stated 
by Cushing: 

"When the object, or one of the objects of a 
select committee is the investigation of facts, 
it may, without any express authority for that 
purpose, examine all witnesses that may appear 
and all papers that may be brought before it, 
and all records to which it can obtain access in 
the prosecution of its inquiries."— Cushing's 
Manual, Sec. 1901. 

The same rule, in my opinion, applies to a 
reference to a standing committee. I think 
such examination should be oral and not by 
affidavit. The committee, could not, of course, 
examine the ballots, such examination being 
beyond the power of the Council. 
Respectfully, 

FRANCIS ADAMS. 

Corporation Counsel. 



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By consent, Aid. Grannis presented an order 
lor drains in Forrest avenue, from Thirty-first 
street to Thirty-third street, and moved its 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council at its 
next meeting, an ordinance for the necessary 
private drains in Forrest avenue, from Thirty- 
first street to Thirty-third street. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a remonstrance 
against the improvement of W. Twenty-first 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Lawler presented the petition of Wil- 
helmina Fibich for rebate on special assessment 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Everett presented an order for relaying 
sewer in W. Congress street, between Western 
avenue and Campbell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Swift presented an ordinance concern- 
ing barbed wire fences, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Swift presented an order for an ordin- 
ance for paving W. Van Buren street, from 
Canal street to Loomis street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Meier presented an ordinance amending 
the ordinance concerning bathing in the North 
Division. 

Aid. Meier moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of putting the ordinance on 
its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— -Dixon, Sanders, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroe- 
der, Everett, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward,) Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett— 17. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Bond, 
Thompson, Burley— 11. 

Aid. Burley moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Health and County 
Relations. 

So ordered. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted a communi- 
cation appointing J. C. Burroughs, E. G. Keith, 
Philip A. Hoyne, M. J. Dunne and F. A. E. 
Maas as members of the Board of Education, 
and asking the concurrence of the Council 
therein, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Brady presented an order for the en- 
forcement of the ordinance concerning speed of 
steam cars, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Sanders presented an invitation from 
Wm. W. Crocker requesting the Council to wit. 
ness a test of his fire extinguisher, which 
was 

Accepted. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order for the 
improvement of Market street, from Madison 
street to Washington street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



Aid. Burke presented the petition of Rev. J. 
H. Grogan for vacation of part of an alley in 
block 18, C. T., sub.-sec. 29, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

iBy consent, the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Education con= 
cerning the opening of roads through school 
lands in the towns of Jefferson and Calumet, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Peevey moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the action of the Board of Ed- 
ucation in dedicating a strip of land two rods 
in width across Section 21, T. 37, N. R. 14 E., for 
a public highway, is hereby concurred in; also, 
that the action of the Board of Education in 
joining in a petition for the opening of a road 
on the north line of Section 11, in the town of 
Jefferson, be approved. 

By consent, the Committee on Wharves 
and Public Grounds, to whom was referred a 
communication from the Board of Education 
asking approval of are subdivision of Block 1, S. 
S. Add., submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Peevey moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the re-subdivision of Block 1, 
School Section Addition to Chicago, recently 
made by the Board of Education, be and the. 
same is hereby approved. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on ordin- 
ance for viaduct on Randolph street over the 
tracks of the I., C. R. R., laid over and pub- 
lished June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed bv yeas and nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, McNurney, Schroeder, Everett, Tnomp- 
son, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward,) 
Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 27. 

Nays — Altpeter, Peevey, Swift, Bond, 
Brady— 5. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. Randolph street is hereby ex- 
tended and produced, straight eastwardly and 
declared to be a public street, from its present 
eastern terminus to the west line of t&e right 
of way of the Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany, as established by the ordinance of Sep. 
tember 10, 1855, of the same width as said street 
is west of its present eastern terminus, and 
also straight eastwardly of the same width, 
and on a line with that part of the street west 
of said right of way from the easterly line of 
slip "C," produced southerly to Lake Michi- 
gan; the said extension of Randolph street to 
be such, that it shall be a continuous street 
from the present eastern terminus to Lake 
Michigan, of the same width and in the same 
direction as the part of Randolph street west 
of its said eastern terminus, excepting from 
such extension the space, between the easter- 
ly line of said slip "C," produced southerly 
and the said west line of the right of way of 
the Illinois Central Company. 



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Sec. i That permission and authority be 
and hereby is given to the Illinois Central 
Railroad Company, to construct and maintain, 
at its own cost and expense a bridge or viaduct 



ithin the line of Randolph street, as extend- 
ed under the provisions or section one hereof, 
and over the tracks and right of way of the 
Illinois Central and Michigan Central Railroad 
Companies, together with suitable and con- 
venient approaches. The approach from the 
west to said bridge or viacuct shall be not ex- 
ceeding thirty feet in width, and shall com- 
mence at the east line of Michigan avenue, 
produced northerly from the south, said ap- 
proaches and viaduct to be constructed and 
located in accordance with plans to be approv- 
ed by the Commissioner of Public "Works. 

Sec. 3. The permission aad authority hereby 
granteii are upon the express condition that 
the said Railroad Company, shall, and will for- 
ever, indemnify and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against and from any and all damages, 
i judgments, decrees and costs and expenses of 
the same, which it may suffer, or which may 
be recovered or obtained against said city for 
or by reasons of or growing out of or resulting 
from the passage of this ordinance or any mat- 
ter or thing connected therewith, or with the 
exercise by said company of the privilege here- 
by granted. 

Sec. 4. The said bridge or viaduct shall be 
built in a straight easterly direction corres- 
ponding with the course of Randolph street, 
and in such part of said street as may be di- 
rected by the Commissioner of Public Works. 
The cost of maintaining and repairing the 
same shall be borne by the Illinois Central 
Railroad Company, and the right to the use of 
said bridge or viaduct shall forever be free to 
to the public and to all persons having occasion 
to pass and repass thereon, and there shall be 
accommodation made in said viaduct for 
foot passengers. 

Sec. 5. Unless the said bridge or viaduct 

shall he completed and opened to the public 

! within one year and a half from the passage of 

this ordinance then the permission and author. 

! ity herein granted for the erection of the same 

shall cease and be void and of no effect. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

By consent, Aid. Schroeder presented an 
order directing the Commissioner of Public 



Works to collect no tax on watering troughs, 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on the 
order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Peevey, McNur- 
ney, Schroeder, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy— 24. 

Nays— Sanders, Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Burley— 7. 

Aid. Everett moved to amend the order by in- 
cluding therein "garden hose." 

Aid. Burley moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, Smyth, Bond, Everett, Thompson, Brady, 
Burley— 11. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Shorey, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Stauber, Lorenz, Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy— 19. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Everett, it was lost by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Clark, Everett, Young, Burley— 4. 

JVays—Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy— 26. 

Aid. Shorey moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Fire and Water, with in- 
structions to prepare a proper ordinance regulat- 
ing the use of watering troughs, and to report 
at the next regular meeting at 9:30 o'clock p.m. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



TTJT-TZT 19, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present^- Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan,, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Pure ell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley, and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Watkins, Meyer and McCor- 
mick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

SJINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 12 be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending July 17, which was 

Placed on file. 

AL80, 

A communication appointing John B. Walker, 
L. W. Kadlec, Bernard Callaghan and Jas. 
Lane Allen as Directors of the Chicago Public 
Library, and asking the concurrence of the 
Council therein. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, McAuley, Burke, Lawler, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Young, Murphy, Burley— 18. 



Nays— Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Stauber, Lorenz, Barrett— 9. 

The Inspectors of the House of Correction 
submitted their report for the quarter ending 
June 3d, 1880, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The Comptroller submitted his report of the 
amount of money in the City Treasury at the 
close of books June 30, etc., which was 

Placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submitted 
a communication covering bids for recon- 
structing the bridge over the canal at Post 
street, etc. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized to contract 
with Snehan & Hewson for reconstructing said 
bridge for the sum of $671, without advertising 
and that said sum be paid out of the contingent 
fund 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows. 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Rioidan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of W. Fifteenth street, from Canal street 
to Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorev, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stan her, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Gold street, from W. Harrison street 
to Gurley street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lawler, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Leavitt street, from W. Kinzie street 
to W. Chicago ave. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Brady, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows. 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Western avenue, from W. Kinzie street 
to W. Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, McNurney, Schroder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Young, Imhot, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ann street, from W. Madison street to 
W. Randolph street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Swift the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevy, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Blue Island avenue, from W. 
Twenty-first street to West Twenty-second 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Alpeter, the ordinance was put ; upon its^pass- 
age, and passed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Ada street, from W. Randolph street 
to W. Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulburt, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley — 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of W. Monroe street, from Throop street 
to Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift, the ordinance was put upon its pass- 
age and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulburt, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy,,Burley— 29. 

Nays —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipe on Division street, from N. State street to 
the Lake Shore drive. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meier, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing sidewalk 
width on the west side of Tower place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley —29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed:" 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1.— That the sidewalk space on the 
west side of Tower place, from Chicago avenue 
to E. Pearson street, be and the same is hereby 
established at twenty-two feet. 

Sec. 2.— That all ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances conflicting with this ordinance be and 
the same are hereby repealed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, grad- 
ing and paving West Monroe street, in front of 
sundry lots from Robey street to Oakley ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing and filling Whiting street, 
from North Wells street to North Market 
street. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the .' Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing and paving Ontario street, 
in front of sundry lots from North Clark street 
to St. Clair street. 

Aid. Burley moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The' report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for six lamp posts on Grove court, 
from Larrabee street to Orchard street. 

Aid. Young moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on bill for ordinance regu- 
lating stands for vehicles, laid over June 21, 
1880. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on bill for ordinance con- 
cerning removal of earth from one part of a 
street to another. Laid over and published 
June 21. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur^in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Gas Lights on communication con- 
cerning cost of lighting, extinguishing, clean- 
ing, etc., street lamps, laid over and pub- 
lished June 14, 1880. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Swift moved to amend the report by 
striking out the words, "one and three-fourths 
(1%) cents per lamp," and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words, " one and one half cents 
per lamp, and that said sum be paid to each of 
the gas companies." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Sanders, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Everett, Hulbert, , Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 25. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Bond, Thompson— 8. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
reports of the Committee on Elections, on the 
Fourteenth ward matter, be now taken up. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Hildreth offered a resolution declaring 
Frank A. Stauber duly elected Alderman of the 
Fourteenth ward, as a substitute for the 
reports. 

Aid. Burley called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 



The question being on the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, it was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier, 
(16th Ward), Barrett,— 15. 

Nays— Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Smyth, McNurney, Swilt, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Young, Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphv Burley— 19. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard,' Clark, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward)— 14. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Alt- 
peter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett— 14. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Smyth, McNurney, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Young, Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 19. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that James J. McGrath 
be declared duly elected Alderman of the 
Fourteenth ward. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Bond, Eve- 
rett, Thompson, Brady, Young, Imhof, Mur- 
phy, Burley— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, Hulbert, Stauber, 
Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), Barrett— 17. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order concerning 
hours of labor of men employed on the public 
streets. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking action on the 
order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, McAuley, Burke, Alt- 
peter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Cullerton, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Young, Burley— 17. 

The order was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P.J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



JTJ3L.-2T 26, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cuilerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Bradv, Stauber, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley, and his Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Imhof and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 19 be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the motion of Aid. Cuilerton that James 
J. McGrath, be declared duly elected Alderman 
of the 14th Ward, was lost, and that his motion 
be laid on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett— 13. 

Nays — Dixon, Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cuilerton, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Everett, Hulbert, Young, Murphy, 
Burley— 15. 

Aid. Cuilerton called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cuilerton, Smyth, Mc- 
Nurney, Everett, Hulbert, Young, Murphy 
Burley— 15. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 



Schroeder, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett— 13. 

The question then being on the motion to 
reconsider, it was agreed to by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cuilerton, Smvth, Mc- 
Nurney, Bond, Everett, Hulburt, " Young, 
Murphy, Burley— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett— 13. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the question be 
postponed for one week, and made the special 
order for the next regular meeting at 9 o'clock 
P.M. 

Aid. Everett moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Hildreth on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Burke, Culler- 
ton, Smyth, McNurney, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
burt, Young, Murphy, Burley— 13. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett- 16. 

Aid. Shorey called for the previous question, 
and the call was sustained. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Hildreth, it was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Altpe- 
ter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Pee- 
vev, Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward), Meier (16th Ward), Barrett— 15. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cuilerton, Smyth, McNurney, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson 
Brady, Young, Murphy, Burley— 19. 



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The question then being on the motion that 
James J. McGrath be declared duly elected 
Alderman of the 14th Ward, it was agreed to 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Gran- 
nis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Smyth, McNurney, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Young, Murphy, 
Burley— 20. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevy, 
Schroeder, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Meier (16th Ward), Barrett— 14. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
pardons from the House of Correction, during 
the week ending July 24th, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller submitted his report of 
money in the Treasury June 30th, etc., which 
was ordered 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the report: 
Amount of money actually in the 

city treasury at close of business 

June 30, 1880 $1,716,772.28 

Less warrants drawn, payable on 

demand, not yet presented. 42,468.99 

Net balance $1,674,303.29 

Which I apportion and credit as follows: 

Water Tunnel $176,214.99 

Special Assessments 149.832.82 

Jonathan Burr Fund 5,208.28 

Police Life and Health Ins. 
Fund 501.58 

Police and Firemen's Re- 
lief Fund 328.26 

School Fund 120,709.48 

Contingent Fund 39.642.08 

General Sinking Fund.... 1,146.22 

School Sinking Fund 866.37 

River Improvemrnt Sink- 
ing Fund 561.02 

Sewerage Sinking Fund. .. 37.66 

Forfeitures in 1879 13,828.59 

General Fund, 1879 33,711.71 

Fire Dep't Fund, 1879 4,719.10 

Sewerage Fund, 1879 597.76 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879, 7,585.01 

Dep't Public Works, 1879, 4,305.61 

School Tax Fund, 1879.... 100,687.45 

Police Fund, 1879. 6,046.30 

Street Lamp Fund, 1879. . . 899.33 

Public Library Fund, 1879 602.44 

City Hall Fund, 1879 13,769,58 

Interest Account, 1879.... 200,405.03 

General Fund, 1880 566,711.57 

Fire Dep't Fund, 1880 60,704.65 

Sewerage Fund, 1880 2,075.21 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1880, 1,306.27 

Dep't Public Works, 1880, 66,516.50 

School Tax Fund, 1880 .... 12,453.83 

Public Library Fund, 1880, 3,976.28 

Street Lamp Fund, 1880.. 901.50 

City Hall Fund, 1880 1,440.63 

Police Fund, 1880 75,719.08 

Interest Account, 1880. . . . 291.10 

$1,674,303.29 

Amount of warrants drawn against the several 
appropriations for the current fisacl year 
during the month of June, 1880. 

General Fund, 1880 $ 26,362.43 

Fire Dep't Fund, 1880 .... 33,711.49 

Sewerage Fund, 1880 6,166.50 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1880, 2,064.70 

Dep't Public Works, 1880, 34,961.48 

School Tax Fund, 1880 .... 38.86 

Public Library Fund, 1880 3,631.92 

Street Lamp Fund, 1880 .. 173.11 

City Hall Fund, 1880 564.25 

Police Fund, 1880 39,060.75 

Interest Account, 1880. . : 307,256.46 

$453,991.95 



Warrants issued the year previous, 
or in former years, redeemed by 
the Treasurer during the month 
of June, 1880 $95,036.87 

Amount of warrants outstanding Junet30th, 
1880. 

Payable on demand $ 42,469.20 

Payable on demand from 
taxes of 1878 3,479.24 

Payable from taxes 1879, 
when collected 398,881.81 

Payable from taxes 1880, 

when collected 113,119.93 

$557,950.18 

The Fire Marshal submitted reports for the 
quarters ending March 31 and June 30, 1880, 
which were 

Placed' on file. 

Aid. Meier moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of introducing a resolution. 
The motion was lost. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the report of the Committee on Judi- 
ciary on ordinance concerning removal of earth 
from one portion of a street to another was 
concurred in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that it be made the 
special order for the next regular meeting at 
8 o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for two lamp posts on 
Wood street, from W. Congress street to W. 
Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Buske, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for twenty- four lamp 
posts on W. Jackson street, from Leavitt street 
to Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its jpas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for water service 
pipes on Division street, from N. State street 
to the Lake Shore drive. 

Aid. Meier moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for sidewalk on the north side of W. 
Madison street, from California avenue, to 
Homan avenue. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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[1880. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., on ordi- 
nance concerning bathing: on the lake shore in 
the North Division, deferred June 28, 1880. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
published and made the special order for the 
next regular meeting at 9 o'clock p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows— two-thirds not agreeing: 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, Cullerton, Hildreth, Purcell, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
Mever (15th Ward), Young, Burley— 18. 

_Yay$— Wickersham, Sanders, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, 
Peevev, McNurnev, Schroeder, Stauber, Lo- 
renz, Meier (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy— 16. 

Alo. Smyth moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, it was 

Agreed to. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Public 
"Works shall select some suitable place (about 
two hundred feet in length) along the lake 
shore in the North Division of the city for pur- 
pose of bathing. 

Sec. 2. He shall have a fence or shed erected 
upon such place so as to protect persons bath- 
ing from the view of the public. Such fence 
or shed shall be paid out of the contingent fund 

Sec. 3. Such place shall be accessible to the 
public for bathing at all hours of the day. 

Sec. 4. The Commissioner of Public Works 
shall carry this ordinance into effect immedi- 
ately after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on petition of plumb- 
ers, laid over and published June 28, 1880. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the mo- 
tion and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to strictly 
enforce section one (1) of the ordinance regu- 
lating plumbing in connection with the Chicago 
Water Works. 

The clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on petition for per- 
mission to erect a frame church at Lawndale, 
deferred June 28, 1880. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
placed on file and the prayer of the petition 
granted. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Bond, Hulbert, 
Brady, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Barrett— 13. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Purcell, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, 
Everett, Thompson, Stauber, Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward), Murphy, Burley— 21. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on ordi- 
nance repealing ordinance and annullingassess- 
ment for improving Union street, from Madison 
street to Milwaukee avenue, deferred May 24, 
1880. 

Aid. Lawler moved that it be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



petitions, communications and 
ordinances. 

Aid. Alpeter presented a resolution concern- 
ing contest of election of James J. McGrath, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the time for commencing the 
contest of election of James J. McGrath as 
Alderman from the Fourteenth ward, and for 
the taking of testimony therein, be and the 
same is hereby extended for sixty days from 
this date. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
W. C. Goudy, concerning appointment of John 
G. Shortall as an appraiser ol school lands, etc., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Burley presented an order for the im- 
provement of Rush street, from Ohio street to 
the south line of alley between Indiana and 
Illinois streets, by private contract, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N.D. 

Aid. Burley presented a petition for the 
improvement of Superior street, east of Rush 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution concern- 
ing the improvement of an alley running from 
N. La Salle street to N. State street, between 
Kinzie and Michigan streets, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution for lamps 
on Delaware place, from Dearborn avenue to 
N. State street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Barrett presented the petition of labor- 
ers employed in laying water pipe for an 
increase of twenty-five cents per day in their 
wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the Committee be 
instructed to report at the next regular meet- 
ing at 9.30 p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Barrett presented an order directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to contract for 
paving in front of the school lot corner of Oak 
street and Milton avenue, and moved its pas- 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works proceed to let the contract for grad- 
ing and paving that portion of Milton 
avenue in front of the school house on the 
corner of Oak street and Milton avenue, the 
work to be done when the rest of the street is 
being graded and paved. 

Aid. Barrett presented an order for the im- 
provement of Wesson street, from Oak street 
to Chicago avenue, by private contract, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Everett presented an order amending an 
order for the purchase of a school site on the 
corner of Wallace and Twenty-seventh streets, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 



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Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the order passed June 12th, for 
the purchase of a school site on south-east cor- 
ner of Wallace and Twenty-seventh streets be 
and the same is hereby amended so as to read, 
"200 feet on Twenty seventh street, by 124 9-10 
feet to a 10 foot alley, for the sum of eight 
thousand five hundred dollars." 

Aid. Meier presented an order concerning as- 
sessment for filling Stone street, and moved its 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel is 
herebv directed to apply for the confirmation 
of assessment for the filling and curbing of 
Stone street, between Division and Banks 
streets, as soon as possible. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order for sewer on 
Milwaukee avenue, from North avenue to 
Western avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Brady presented a petition for a sewer 
on W. Ohio street, fromHoyne street to Leavitt 
street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for side- 
walk on Walnut street, from Albany avenue to 
Kedzie avenue, wnich was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for cross- 
ings at the intersection of Kedzie avenue and 
Walnut street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to place 
proper crossings at the intersection of Kedzie 
avenue and Walnut street. 

Aid. Thompson presented an order for side- 
walk on W. Lake street, from Maplewood ave- 
nue to Central Park, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works with instructions to prepare a proper 
ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson presented the petition of L. 
Went worth for examination of his patent hose 
elevator, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Thompson, presented the petition of 
property owners for postponment of improve- 
ment of Lincoln street, from Chicago avenue 
to Lake street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Everett presented the petition of the 
Metropolitan City Railway Company for the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance author- 
izing said Company to lay .its tracks on Lake 
street, W. Lake street and Canal street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Swift presented an order concerning 
distribution of literature relating to the treat- 



ment of private diseases, and moved its pas- 
sage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he is 
hereby requested to prepare and present to 
the Council an ordinance prohibiting the dis- 
tribution of literature relating to and treating 
of private diseases. 

Aid. Bond* presented an order for sidewalk 
on Latlin street, between Polk and Taylor 
streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be requested to prepare and present 
to the Council a proper ordinance for sidewalk 
on east side of Laflin street, between Polk and 
Taylor streets. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to clean Halsted 
street, from Randolph street to Van Buren 
street, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to amend the order by 
including all the streets in the city. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Everett moved that the order as amend- 
ed be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Purcell presented an order concerning 
the Van Buren street viaduct, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and are hereby directed to prevent 
any interference on the part of the railroad 
companies with the Van Buren street viaduct. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order to refund 
money in excess of $35.00 paid by second hand 
clothing dealers for license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order concerning 
improvement of W. Twenty-sixth street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order concerning 
lighting of streets with other than coal gas, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby directed to advertise for bids for light- 
ing all streets in the City of Chicago with some 
light other than gas, wherein the assessments 
have been made, and the same collected for 
lamp posts, wherever it shall appear that the 
gas companies have failed to lay gas mains on 
such streets as mentioned above. 

Aid McAuley presented an order for gas on 
Hickory street, from Main street to Deering 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Clark presented an order concerning the 
cost of replacing the bridges at Madison and 
Clark streets, etc., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Engineer be requested 
to investigate and report to this Council the 
approximate cost of replacing the bridges now 
at Madison and Clark streets with bridges of 
double the present width, and operated by 
steam or hot air engines. 



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Aid. Clark presented an order for a parade 
ground on the Luke Park, -which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Shorev presented the petition of the 
Remington Sewing Machine Co for rebate on 
personal tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Shorey presented the petition of the 
Peoples Horse and Dummy Railroad Co. for 
passage of an accompanying ordinance author- 
izing it to lay tracks on Union Park place, Ful- 
ton street, Harrison street, Fourteenth street, 
Franklin street, Center avenue, Throop street, 
Michigan avenue, Adams street and Jackson 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for sidewalk 
on Wabash avenue, from Madison street to 
Twenty-second street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for improve- 
ment of Fourth avenue from Jackson street to 
Twelfth street, and Third avenue from Jackson 
street to Twelfth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Wickersham presented an order for 
removal of all barbed wire around public parks, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution con- 
cerning sewers in the Sixth ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of John Hofer for compen- 
sation for injuries to his horse, etc., submitted 
a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Patrick Lamey for compensa- 
tion for damages to his horse, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows . 

• Yeas— Sanders, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, 
McNurney, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Barrett, 
Murphy, Bur ley— 29. 

Nays— Ballard, Smyth— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Patrick Lamey the sum of one hundred and 
twenty-five ($125.00) dollars, out of funds not 
otherwise appropriated. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution for payment to.F. Drew and H. 
Spoerl for time lost, etc., submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the resolution. 

Aid. Meier moved to concur in the report, 
and pass the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows. 



Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, McNurney, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert,* Thompson, 
Brady, Stauber, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 33 

Nays— Ballard— 1 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Whereas, Mr. Fred Drew and Mr. Henry 
Spoerl, both employed in the city sewerage 
department, were injured during such employ- 
ment so that the former was unable to work 
for fifty-three days, and the latter for twenty 
days, as is shown by the accompanying com- 
munication from Mr. Williams, the Superinten- 
dent of said department, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to compensate said 
Drew and Spoerl for the full time they were 
unable to work, on account of their injuries at 
the same wages they were receiving at the 
time they were injured. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Michael Reagan for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an order concerning outstanding city scrip, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of Wm. F. Tucker, Jr., for rebate 
on special assessment for improvement of Hal. 
sted street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of J. M. Van Osdel and others for 
compensation for services, etc., submitted a 
report recommending the payment of a portion 
of their claim. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred petition of Messrs. J. M. Van Osdel, 
A. Bauer, W. W. Boyington, J. J. Egan, E. Bur- 
ling and O. L. Wheelock, architects, asking for 
compensation for work performed by them for 
the city, under resolution of the City Council, 
passed June 19, 1875, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report: 

That we would recommend payment as fol- 
lows: 

J. M. Van Osdel .....$500.00 

A. Bauer 500.00 

W. W. Boyington , 400.00 

J. J. Egan 400.00 

E. Burling 400.00 

O. L. Wheelock 400.00 

A total of $2,600.00, to be paid out of funds 
not otherwise appropriated. We would call 
attention to the opinion of the City Attorney, 
herewith attached. 

Geo. B. Swift. 
W. W. Watkins. 
E. F. Cullerton. 
P. Sanders. 



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CITY LAW DEPARTMENT, 

Chicago, July 8, 1880. 
To Finance Committee: 

Gentlemen— The petition of the architects 
for compensation for services in inspecting the 
government building, in 1875, referred to this 
department, I herewith return. 

It is expedient, perhaps, for me to give you a 
brief history of this claim. In 1875 the news- 
papers here raised the cry that the new gov- 
ernment building in course of erection had 
insecure and unsafe foundations, and that the 
stone used was wholly unfit, etc. 

The City Council, on June 19, 1875, passed an 
order or resolution directing the then Mayor to 
employ architects to make inspection and re- 
port conclusions to the Council. See C. P., 1874, 
5-6, p. 237. Pursuant thereto, the Mayor ap- 
pointed petitioners, who examined and inspect- 
ed building, etc., and reported conclusions to 
the Council. Upon application of petitioners 
for their pay for said services, the matter was 
successively referred to Mr. Jamieson and Mr. 
Bonfield, who respectively gave an opinion 
against the validity of the claim. 

A suit was then brought by Egan against the 
city to enforce payment. The city demurred 
to the declaration on the ground that the 
Council had no power to employ parties to 
perform services of this character. 

The matter finally came before the appellate 
court. The court held in this case that it • 'was 
within the power of the Council to employ 
these men, and to ascertain the truth or falsity 
of the suspicion that the walls, etc., were 
unsafe." Justice Wilson, in delivering the 
opinion of the court, says : " The services of the 
architects appointed pursuant to the resolution 
of the City Council, may have subserved a use- 
ful purpose, and that whether they did or not, 
it was within the discretion of the Council, 
under its corporate powers, to authorize their 
appointment." Egan v. City of Chicago, 5 
Brad., 70. 

It is hardly necessary for me to add my 
opinion about this case. 

Fair dealing suggests that these men should 
be paid something, and from my knowledge 
of the early difficulty incident to it, I have 
concluded that the rejection of the claim was 
caused by a belief on the part of the then 
Finance Committee that the claim was too 
large. 

These suits are now pending in the Circuit 
Court, and I am obliged to admit that I have 
not the same confidence in final victory that I 
had before the appellate decision on the demur- 
rer. The chances are against the city upon 
final determination. 

Respectfully yours, &c, 

Julius S. Grtnnell, 

City Attorney. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the petition of J. E. Siebel, for arrearages of 
salary, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. < 

Aid. Clark and Shorey requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
published. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting at 9.15 P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of J. E. Siebel for arreara- 
ges of salary, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report: That it is the 



opinion of the Law Department that the city is 
liable upon said claim, and that your committee 
have ascertained from the City Comptroller the 
amount of said claim, as calculated upon the 
basis laid down in the opinion of the Law De- 
partment, and find the same to be about the 
sum of $4,300. 

Your Committee could therefore recommend 
that said Siebel be paid the sum of Twenty- 
five Hundred Dollars in compromise and pay- 
ment of said claim, and that the said Comptrol- 
ler be and he is hereby directed to pay to said 
Siebel :said sum of twenty -five hundred dol- 
lars out of the contingent or other fund, as he 
may think best; provided, said Siebel shall exe- 
cute and deliver to said Comptroller a release 
in full satisfaction, settlement and payment of 
all claims and demands againt said city. 

Geo. B. Swift. 

E. F. Cullerton. 

P. Sanders, 
city law department, 

Chicago, May 13, 1880. 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

A petition of J. E. Siebel, late Inspector of 
Gas Meters in reference to alleged arrearages 
of salary, was referred to this department 
March 1, 1880. The only question of law involv- 
ed in the matter is, what the salary of the In- 
spector was August 6, 1876, subsequent thereto. 
The salary was fixed at the sum of $2,400 per 
annum by Sec. 23, Chap. 21, of the revised or- 
dinances, and has never been changed from that 
amount by any valid ordinance. I am of opinion 
therefore, that J. E. Siebel was entitled, as In- 
spector of Gas Meters to the sum of $2,400 per 
annum during the time he held that office, and 
that he now has a valid claim against the city 
for the difference-bet ween the amount paid him 
and the amount which he would have received 
had he been paid at the rate of $2,400 per annum 
during the time he held the office of Inspector 
of Gas JMeters. 

Respectfully, 

Francis Adams, 

Corporation Counsel. 
Julius S. Grinnell, 

City Attorney. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the annual report of the Directors of the Pub- 
lic Library, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the Eighth Annual Report of the 
Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Li- 
brary, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report, that we recommend the 
placing of said report on file, and we respect- 
fully call the attention of the Council to a 
communication from the Corporation Counsel, 
anawering a series of questions propounded to- 
him by your Committee respecting the Library 
Fund. 

Geo. B. Swipt. 
W. W. Watkins. 
E. F. Cullerton. 
P. Sanders, 
city law department, 

Chicago, July 6, 1880. 
Geo. B. Swift, Esq., 

• Chairman of Finance Committee. 

I have received a communication from your 
Committee requesting answers to the follow- 
ing questions: 

1. "Has the City Council authority to direct 
any part of the library fund, after the same 
has been levied and collected, to other than 
library uses ? " 



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2. "Does the order of the City Council, 
passed March 1, 1SS0, cover into the general 
fund the moneys collected, and to be collected, 
on account of "the library fund for the years 
prior to 1SS0?" 

3. "Is it not the dutv of the Comptroller to 
place to the credit of the library fund all 
moneys levied and collected under the library 
law ? " 

The Public Librarv was established and 
maintained under and by virtue of an act to 
authorize cities, incorporated towns, and town- 
ships to establish and maintain free public 
libraries and reading rooms, approved and in 
force March 7, 1872. Underwood's Stat., 1878, 
p. 816. 

Section 1 of this act empowers the City 
Council of everv incorporated city to establish 
and maintain a public library and reading room 
for the use of the inhabitants of the city, and 
empowers cities of over one hundred thousand 
inhabitants to levy a tax not to exceed one-fifth 
of one mill on the dollar annually, on all the 
taxable property in the city; such tax to be 
levied and collected in like manner with other 
general taxes of the city, and to be known as 
the "library fund." 

Section 2 provides that when the City Coun- 
cil shall have decided to establish ana main- 
tain a public library, the Mayor shall, with the 
approval of the City Council, appoint a board of 
nine directors for the same. 

Section 5, after providing for the organization 
of the directors as a board, and authorizing the 
adoption by them of rules and regulations for 
their own guidance, and the government of the 
library and reading rooms, provides as follows: 
"They shall have the exclusive control of the 
expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit 
of the library fund, and of the construction of 
any library building, and of the supervision, 
care and custody of the grounds, rooms or build- 
ings constructed, leased or set apart for that 
purpose; Provided, that all moneys received 
for such library shall be deposited in the treas- 
ury of said city, to trie credit of the library fund 
and shall be kept separate and apart from other 
moneys of such city, and drawn upon by the 
proper officers of said city, upon the properly 
authenticated vouchers of the library board." 

I think it would be difficult to select lan- 
guage more appropriate than that above quoted 
to express the intention of the General Assem- 
bly that if the tax authorized be levied and 
collected, it shall be placed to the credit of the 
library fund, and used exclusively for the pur- 
pose specified in the act. 

Article 15, of the Constitution of 1848, was as 
follows: "There shall be annually assessed 
and collected in the same manner as other state 
revenue may be assessed and collected, a tax 
of two mills upon each dollars worth of taxable 
property, in addition to all other taxes, to be 
applied as follows, to wit : The fund so created 
shall be kept separate and shall annually, on 
the first day of January, be apportioned and 
paid over pro rata, upon all such state indebt- 
edness, other than the canal and school indebt- 
edness, as may for that purpose, be presented 
by the holders of the same, to be entered as 
credits upon and to that extent, in extinguish- 
ment of the principal of said indebtedness." 



Taxes were levied under this article for the 
purpose therein specified. 
January 1, 1861, there was in the 

State Treasury, to the credit of 

the fund so created $ 596,709.98 

Of which there was paid out on 

bonds, presented for payment.... 16,614.68 



Leaving in the Treasury to the credit 

of the fund $580,095.30 

Other bonds were outstanding, which were 
not presented for payment, or paid. 

Feb. 8, 1861, an act was approved, entitled 
"An Act to relieve the people of this State 
from the payment of exorbitant and uneces- 
sary taxes," which provided, among other 
things, that the fund above mentioned should 
be transformed by the State Treasurer, upon 
the Auditor's warrant, to the revenue fund, 
and the fund was transferred accordingly. A 
petition was filed in the Supreme Court, on the 
relation of the Merchants Savings, Loan and 
Trust Company, which held some of the bonds, 
for a writ of mandamus to the Auditor to com- 
pel him to draw his warrant upon the State 
Treasurer to pay the company its proportionate 
share of the fund, and the Supreme Court 
held that the act of 1861, authorizing the trans- 
fer of the proceeds of the two mill tax to the 
revenue fund, was unconstitutional, for the 
reason that the proceeds of the two mill tax 
having been set apart by article 15 of the Con- 
stitution, as a fund for the liquidation of the 
State indebtedness, the legislature was power- 
less to direct it to other uses. The People, &c. 
v. Auditor, 30 111., 434. See also The People, 
&c, v. Auditor Miner, 46 111., 390-91. 

I think these cases conclusive on the ques- 
tion of the authority of the City Council to 
divert the taxes levied and collected under the 
library act to other uses. 

To do so would be as clearly a violation of 
the act as was the act of the legislature of 
Feb., 1861, above referred to, a violation of the 
constitution. 

I must, therefore, answer the first question 
of your Committee in the negative. This makes 
it unnecessary to discuss the second question 
of your Committee, because if the City Council 
is powerless to direct the fund, it is immaterial 
whether or not it is included in the order 
of March 1, 1880. 

In answer to the last question of your Com- 
mittee, I will say, that it is the duty of the 
City Treasurer to credit taxes levied and col- 
lected for the library fund to that fund fGen. 
Charter, sec. 93,) and that it is the duty of the 
Comptroller, in conjunction with the Mayor, 
under section 5 of Library Act and section 98 
of the General Charter, to draw warrants 
against the fund, upon the properly authenti- 
cated voucher of the Library Board. 
Respectfully, 

Francis Adams, 
Corporation Counsel. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-A.TTO-TTSI' 2, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aid. Wickersham, L Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley, and his Honor the 
Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. McNurney and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held July 26 be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented an ordi- 
nance prohibiting the erection of telegraph 
{)oles, and directing that telegraph wires be 
aid underground, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

By consent, Aid. Cullerton presented a peti- 
tion for the extension of the horse railway 
tracks on Ogden avenue to Crawford avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending July 31, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication appointing M. A. LaBuy as 
clerk of the West Division Police Court, and 



asking the concurrence of the Council in said 
appointment. 

Aid, Cullerton moved that the appointment 
be concurred in. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeaer, 
Swift, Everett, Thompson, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Wm. Thomas, General 
Superintendent of the I. & M. canal, concern- 
ing a bridge at Ashland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds. 

Aid. Everett moved that the contractor for 
the construction of the bridge at Post street be 
directed to stop work for one week, and that 
the Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
be requested to report at the next regular 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Judiciary on ordi- 
nance relating to the removal of earth from 
one part of a street to another, be now taken up. 

Aid. Altpeter moved that the report be 
placed on file and the ordinance passed. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Altpeter, Mc- 
Grath, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett— 8. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Gran- 
nis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 



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Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevy, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15tli Ward), 
Young, Murphy, Barley— 26. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Swift presented a remon- 
strance against the passage of any ordinance 
granting the right to lay horse railway tracks 
on W. Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By consent, Aid. Bond presented a petition 
praying that the Chicago West Division Rail- 
way Company be authorized to lay their tracks 
on W. Lake street, and an ordinance for that 
purpose, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By consent, Aid. Wickersham presented a 
proposed amendment to the ordinance concern- 
ing inspection of factories and workshops, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

By consent, Aid. Burley presented a resolu- 
tion concerning the appropriation for Washing- 
ton Park, made in 1S79, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

By consent, Aid. Lawler presented the peti- 
tion of Baker Bros., for permission to lay a 
railroad track on Taylor street, from the P. Ft. 
W. & C. R. R. to the river, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By consent, Aid. Everett presented a peti- 
tion for repeal of ordinance for sidewalk on 
west side of Kedzie avenue, from Madison 
street to Lake street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By consent, Aid. Sanders, presented the peti- 
tion of Ellen Fitzpatrick, for compensation for 
injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Forrest ave. from Thirty-first street to Douglas 
ave. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Ye as— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 34. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Division street, from from N. State street to 
the lake shore drive. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier, (18th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 34 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Wentworth ave. in front of sundry 
lots from Twenty-ninth street to Thirty-third 
street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Burke, the ordinance was put upon its passage, 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 34. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for two lamp posts 
on Wood street, from W. Congress street to W. 
Harrison street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for twenty-four lamp posts on W. 
Jackson street, from Leavitt street to Rock- 
well street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an order relating to hours of labor, etc., 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Thomas Courtney for extra com- 
pensation for work done on the Fullerton ave. ■ 
conduit, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Burley and Meyer demanded that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of John Lomax for compensation 
for damages, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for postponement of improvement of 
Lincoln street, from Lake street to Chicago 
avenue, for two years, submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. * 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of B. Giroux, for compensation for 
use of his patent street sign, submitted a 
report, recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas [and nays as 
follows : 



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Yais— Wicker sham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis. Watkins, McAulev, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Sehroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy, 
Burlev — 33. 

Nays— Barrett— 1, 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is hereby 
directed to pay to Benjamin Giroux the sum 
of rive hundred dollars' in full for all claims 
for the free and permanent use of said lamps 
by the city; provided, that the said Giroux 
shall satisfy the Corporation Counsel that his 
patent title is clear" and unquestionable, said 
sum shall be paid out of any money in the City 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the use of barbed wire 
for fences, etc., submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be 
laid over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the May&r and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary to whom was 
referred an ordinance concerning barbed wire 
fences, having had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Daniel L. Shorey. 
John M. Clark. 
Wm. S. Young, Jr. 
E. F. Cullerton. 
John M. Smyth. 

July 19, 18S0. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That no fence or barrier consist- 
ing or made of what is called "barbed wire" 
or of which "barbed wire " is a part, shall be 
built, constructed or used within the City of 
Chicago, along the line of or in or upon or along 
any street, alley or public walk or drive, or 
through, along or around any public park, or in 
and about or along any land or lots or parks 
owned or controlled by the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. That wherever in the City of Chicago 
in, along or through any public street alley or 
park " barbed wire " is now in use in part or 
in whole for fence or barrier, the same shall 
be removed, and any party or parties owning, 
controlling or building the same shall, upon 
written notice from the Department of Public 
Works remove such "barbed wire" within 
thirty days from the service of such notice 
upon the party or parties so building, control- 
ling or maintaining such " barbed wire " fence 
or barrier, and upon failure of such party or 
parties to comply with said notice, such party 
or parties shall be subject to a fine hereafter 
provided. 

Sec. 3. Any person or persons violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall be 
liable to a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than twenty- five dollars. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Swift moved that the ordinance 
concerning barbed wire be made the special 
order for the next regular meeting at 9 o'clock 
P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning the Vieira Improved 
Street Guide, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 



Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for vacation of part of Fulton street, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on hie, for the reason the Committee 
cannot find that the title to the part of the 
street proposed to be vacated was ever in the 
city of Chicago. 

Aid. Shorey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning consumption of smoke 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Young, of the same committee, submit- 
ted a minority report on the same subject. 

Aid. Clark moved that the reports be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the reports: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance concerning smoke nuis- 
ance, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that they recommend the 
passage of the ordinance herewith submitted, 
and the committee herewith submit the opinion 
of the Corporation Counsel in relation to the 
legality of said proposed ordinance. 

Daniel L. Shorey, 
John M. Smyth, 
John M. Clark. 

Chicago, July 12, 1880. 

an ordinance 
for the suppression of smoke as a nuisance. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. The emission of dense smoke 
from the smoke stack of any steamboat or 
locomotive, or from any chimney anywhere 
within the city limits shall be deemed, and is 
hereby declared to be a public nuisance. 

Sec. 2. The owner or owners of any boat, 
locomotive or chimney, and the fireman and 
engineer operating any boat or locomotive from 
the smoke stack or chimney of which dense 
smoke shall be emitted as described in section 
one (1) of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty 
of maintaining a nuisance, and shall be fined in 
a sum not less than five, nor more than fifty 
dollars. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Com- 
missioner of Health and officers of the Health 
Department to cause this ordinance to be 
enforced, and to make complaint against, and 
cause to be prosecuted all persons violating the 
same. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after November 1, 1880. 

CITY LAW DEPARTMENT, 

Chicago, June 23, 1880. 
D. L. Shorey, Esq., Chairman of Judiciary 

Committee: 

Dear Sir:— I have received from your Com- 
mittee a communication containing certain 
questions, which with my answers thereto, are 
as follows : 

First, "Has the City Council, under the 
charter, authority to prevent the emission of 
smoke from the smoke stack of any steamboat 
or locomotive, or from any chimney not con- 
nected with a private residence, within the 
city limits as provided in the bill for an ordi- 
nance herewith submitted to you ? 

The charter confers upon the City Council 
the following powers: 

" To regulate the police of the city or village, 
and pass and enforce all necessary police ordi- 
nances." Sec. 62, Sub. Sec. 66th. "To declare 
what shall be a nuisance, and to abate the 
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may create, continue or suffer nuisances to 
exist." lb. Sec. 62, Sub. Sec 75th. 

The first provision cited vests the Council 
with police power within the jurisdiction of 
the municipality. 

The police power is the most comprehensive 
power known to civil government. Mr. Justice 
Redfield says, " This police power of the State 
extends to the protection of the lives, limbs, 
health, comfort, and quiet of all persons, and 
the protection of all property within the State 
according to the maxim, Sic utere tuo ut alienum 
non laedas, which being of universal applica- 
tion, it must of course be within the range of 
legislative action to define the mode and man- 
ner in which every one may use his own as not 
to injure others, &c." Shaw, 0. J., says, 
"Every holder of property however absolute 
his title, holds it under the implied liability 
that his use of it shall not be injurious to the 
equal enjoyment of others having an equal right 
to the enjoyment of their property." Cooley 
on Cons. Limit, Sec. 572, 573 et sequens; see also 
Northwestern Fertilizing Co., v. Villiage of 
Hyde Park, 70 111., p. 631; 11 Leg. News 81. 

The liquor traflic is within the police power. 

Schwuchow v. City of Chicago, 68 111., 444. 

I have no doubt that the emission of dense 
smoke, as described in the first section of the 
bill submitted to me, is detrimental to the 
health, comfort or ordinary enjoyment of the 
public, it can be prevented by the exercise of 
the police power. 

NUISANCES. 

The power to declare what shall be a nui- 
sance and to abate the same, &c, is a valid 
power. Held that in the exercise of such 
power a municipal corporation may declare the 
selling of intoxicating drinks a nuisance and 
provide for its abatement. Goddard v. Town 
of Jacksonville, 15 111., 588. President, et al, 
v. Holland, et al, 19 lb. 276. Block v. Town of 
Jacksonville, 36 lb. 301. Held also that declar- 
ing the running at large of hogs within the 
municipal limits a nuisance and imposing a 
penalty therefore is a valid exercise of such 
power. Roberts v. Ogle, 30 111. 459. 

The Council, however, cannot, in the exer- 
cise of the power to declare what shall be a 
nuisance, arbitrarily declare that to be a nuis- 
ance which cannot be such in the nature of 
things. C. R. I. & P. R. R. v. City of Joliet, 79 
111., 25. 

The subject of the declaration must be some- 
thing which may be a nuisance in fact. The 
question is whether dense smoke issuing from 
the smoke stacks of steamboats and locomo- 
tives, &c, may be a nuisance. 

The Supreme Court of this State, in Wahle v. 
Rein bach, 76 111. Rep., 322, quotes with approval 
the following language: "Any business, how- 
ever lawful, which causes annoyances that 
materially interfere with the ordinary comfort, 
physically, of human existence, is a nuisance 
that should be restrained; and smoke, noise and 
bad odors, even when not injurious to health, may 
render a dwelling so uncomfortable as to drive 
from it any one not compelled by poverty to 
remain. 

Whatever is offensive physically to the 
senses, and by such offensiveness makes life 
uncomfortable, is a nuisance. 

Smoke, such as described, is, as I think, 
clearly within this definition. Other authori- 
ties might be cited, but when I find the law 
unequivocally stated by our own Supreme 
Court, I deem it unnecessary to look further. 

I am of opinion that the City Council has the 

Sower to declare the emission of smoke, as 
escribed in the question, a nuisance, and to 
prohibit it by ordinance. 

Secondly, If the City Council has the power 
to prevent the emission of such smoke, is the 
said bill for an ordinance sufficient in form to 
effect that purpose ? 



I think the ordinance obnoxious to criticism 
in the following particulars : 

First : Section 1 of the proposed ordinance 
declares the emission of dense smoke from the 
smoke stack of a steamboat or locomotive, or 
from any chimney not connected with a private 
residence, a nuisance. 

By implication, the emission of dense smoke 
from a chimney connected with a private resi- 
dence is not to be regarded as a nuisance. 

This makes the question of nuisance or no 
nuisance depend, not upon the emission of dense 
smoke, but on the place whence it is emitted. 
I think the public would find it difficult to un- 
derstand how dense smoke issuing from the 
chimney of a building where no one resides is 
a nuisance, while like smoke in like volume 
issuing from the chimney of a building occu- 
pied as a residence is not a nuisance. I think 
also that the section savors too much of special 
legislation. 

Section 2 limits the jurisdiction of the magis- 
trate to cases in which complaint may be made 
by the Commissioner or officers of the Healtn 
Department, thus putting it in the power of the 
Commissioner to prevent prosecutions by mere- 
ly omitting to complain. 

Another objection is that the requiring the 
complaint to emanate from the Health Depart- 
ment, is a statement of implication that the 
emission of dense smoke is not to be deemed a 
nuisance unless detrimental to health, whereas 
it may be a nuisance by producing physical 
discomfort, although not injurious to health. 

Section 3 is difficult to understand. It pro- 
vides "If it shall appear in evidence that some 
proper and efficient device or apparatus has 
been attached to the furnaces, then the above 
fine may be remitted." Device proper and 
efficient for what purpose? To prevent the 
emission of dense smoke ? This can hardly be, 
because if such a device were used there would 
be no emission of dense smoke, and conse- 
quently no fine. Then, no fine can be imposed 
until the evidence is all heard, so that after the 
imposition of the fine, nothing can appear in 
evidence. If the intention is that if it shall 
appear in evidence that a proper and efficient 
device or apparatus to prevent the emission of 
dense smoke from the chimney has been 
attached to the furnaces since the action was 
commenced, then the action shall be dismissed 
at the defendant's costs, it should be so 
expressed. 

Respectfully, 

Francis Adams, 

Corporation Counsel. 

A minority of your Committee on Judiciary 
to whom was referred an ordinance for the 
prevention of smoke, etc., having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that the 
same be placed on file for the folio wing reasons : 

Because the ordinance is too general in its 
character, and arbitrary in its nature. 

Because the ordinance includes private resi- 
dences, and therefore will necessarily work 
annoyance and injury to a large number of our 
citizens. 

Because there is no contrivance or machine 
now invented which will consume smoke emit- 
ted from all smoke stacks, and chimneys. 

Wm. S. Young, Jr. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
referred the petition of Jones & Laughlin, 
for permission to lay a side track across Fulton 
street,.submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
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permission to lay a side track across Fulton 
street, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report: 

That we recommend the passage of the ac- 
companving ordinance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. Purcell. 
Wm. S. Young, Jr. 
W. W. Watkins. 

J. RlORDAN. 

An Ordinance granting permission to Jones & 

Laughlins to lay down and operate a railroad 

track across Fulton street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That permission is hereby given 
and granted to Jones & Laughlin to lay down 
and operate a railroad track over and across 
Fulton street, from the track now laid on 
Xorth Canal street, operated by the Pitts- 
burgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago and the Chicago, 
Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad companies, to 
the iron and rail warehouse, between Canal, 
Lake and West Water streets, belonging to 
the said Jones & Laughlin. 

Provided, That the said Jones & Laughlin 
shall, before laying said track, enter into bond 
with said city, in the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars, to be approved by the Mayor, to hold and 
save the city harmless from all damages, costs 
and expenses whatever, in consequence of the 
passage of this ordinance, and the granting of 
the privilege herein mentioned. 

And provided, that said track shall be laid 
down and maintained under direction and 
supervision of the Department of Public 
Works. 

And provided, That the privilege hereby 
granted shall be subject to all the ordinances 
now in force concerning railroads, or which may 
be hereafter passed. 

And provided, That this ordinance shall at 
all times be subject to modification, amendment 
or repeal, and in case of repeal, all privileges 
hereby granted shall cease and determine. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the ordinance be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting at 9 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the use of Stewart 
avenue by the P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. Co., sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Swift moved that it be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Your Committee on Railroads to whom was 
referred an ordinance relating to the use of 
Stewart avenue by the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne 
& Chicago Railway Company, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
that the ordinance referred to your committee 
is somewhat defective and would therefore 
recommend the passage of the substitute here- 
with submitted, the same having been pre- 
pared and presented by the Law Department, 
covering fully the rights of the city in the 
premises. Thos. Purcell, 

Wm. S. Young, Jr. 
W. W. Watkins. 

J. RlORDAN. 

Be it ordained by the common council of the city 

of Chicago. 

Section 1 That in consideration of the ben- 
efits accruing to the City of Chicago, by reason 
of the improvements hereinafter mentioned to 
be made by and at the expense of the Pitts- 
burg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railway Company, 
permission and authority is hereby given to 
said Company to use for the purpose of turn- 



ing and operating the South Branch Bridge 
(and for no other purpose) now owned and 
used bv said Company, a space on Wharf street 
in the West Division of said city; eighty (80) 
feet in depth from the dock line of said street 
and a like space from the dock line of Stewart 
avenue in the South Division of said city; the 
right to use said space to continue only so long 
as said bridge shall be maintained by said rail- 
way company. 

Sec. 2. Said grant is made on the following 
express conditions: That said railway com- 
pany shall remove its present east track, run- 
ning from the city limits to Archer avenue in 
said South Division to the west of the present 
west track, so that the present west track 
without change shall become the east track of 
said railway, thereby leaving the east half 
of said street forever free from railroad 
tracks of said Company. 

Sec. 3. That said Company shall build and 
maintain a close board fence eight (8) feet high, 
the whole distance above mentioned, except at 
street crossings, the east side of said fence to 
be not over five (5) feet east of the east rail of 
the present west track. 

Sec. 4. Whenever said Pittsburg, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railway Company jointly 
with, or independently of any other railway 
company, shall erect and properly operate 
gates at the street crossings within the limits 
above mentioned, said company or companies, 
as the case may be, shall have the right to run 
trains between said limits at a rate of speed not 
exceeding fifteen (15) miles per hour. 

Sec. 5. Upon and after removing said east 
track as aforesaid, the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway Company shall provide 
and maintain good and substantial crossings at 
all streets across said tracks between said lim- 
its, but shall not be required to keep eighteen 
(18) feet in width on said Stewart avenue in 
repair at its expense between said limits. 

Sec. 6. The privileges granted by this ordi- 
nance are upon the express condition that said 
railway company, its successors and assigns 
shall keep its tracks in such condition that 
wagons and other vehicles can pass and repass 
at any and all street crossings along the line of 
said Stewart avenue aforesaid, and further upon 
the condition that said railway company, its 
successors and assigns shall indemnify, protect 
and save harmless said city of Chicago from 
any and all damages to private property and 
rights occasioned or caused by the turning or 
operating or construction of said South Branch 
bridge. 

Sec. 7. Section four (4j of an ordinance passed 
August 22, 1864, granting permission to said 
company to lay its tracks on Stewart avenue is 
hereby repealed. 

fire and water. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an ordinance amending Sec. 2 of 
the ordinance establishing water rates, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it do not pass. 

Aid. Meier moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred amendment to section 2 of an ordi- 
nance for the levying of water rates, concern- 
ing water closets, having had the same under 
advisement, t»eg leave to report, and recom- 
mend that the same do not pass. 

H. P. Thompson. 
Thos. Purcell. 
John Murphy. 
M. McNurney. 
Daniel L. Shorey. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the part of section 2 of an 
ordinance for the levying of water tax, con- 
cerning "water closets," passed December 4, 



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1876, be amended to read as follows: Water 
closets three dollars each, in private dwellings 
of one family; for a second closet, two dollars; 
for each closet in excess of two, one dollar. 
Provided, however, this shall not apply to 
privies receiving waste water from sinks, and 
are not directly connected with the water 
pipe. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
November 1st, 1880. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on Fleetwood street, 
from Elston avenue to Blanch street, submitted 
a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid 
over. 

Agreed to. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance concerning bathing in the North Di- 
vision, be now taken up. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend section 1 so that 
it shall read, "The Commissioner of Public 
Works shall locate a place for bathing on the 
lake shore in the North Division of the city, 
between the north line of Indiana street and 
the north pier." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Wickersham moved to amend the ordi- 
nance by adding thereto the following: " That 
persons wishing to bathe shall be allowed to 
do so anywhere on the lake shore within the 
city limits, provided they be properly clothed 
in bathing clothes." 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Meier moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Hulburt, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 24. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, Swift, Bond, Everett, Burley— 10. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the city of 

Chicago: 

Section L The Commissioner of Public 
Works shall locate a place for bathing on the 
lake shore in the North Division of the city, 
between the north line of Indiana street and 
the north pier. 

Sec. 2. He shall have a fence or shed erected 
upon such place so as to protect persons bathing 
from the view of the public. Such fence or 
shed shall be paid out of the contingent fund. 

Sec. 3. Such place shall be accessible to the 
public for bathing at all hours of the day. 

Sec. 4. The Commissioner of Public Works 
shall carry this ordinance into effect immedi- 
ately after its passage. 

Sec. 5. That persons wishing to bathe shall 
be allowed to do so any where on the lake shore 
within the city limits, provided they be prop- 
erly clothed in bathing clothes. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Finance on 
the petition of J. E. Siebel for payment of 
arrearages of salary, published July 26, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Shorey, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy 
—22. 



Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, Pur- 
cell, Peevev, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Young, Burley— 12 

Aid. Barrett moved that the Committee on 
Finance be directed to report on the petition 
of laborers for increase of pay at the next 
meeting, and that it be made the special order 
for 9.30 o'clock, p, m. 

The motion prevailed. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
were referred communications concerning the 
necessity of additional pumping works, etc., 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Shorey, oi* the same committee, submit- 
ted a minority report on the same subject. 

Aid. Clark moved that the reports be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the reports: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of ChU 

cago in City Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred the communication of his honor 
the Mayor, and the Civil Engineer, urginp; the 
early completion of the west pumping- works 
as contemplated in the original plan, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report that they have given the subject the 
fullest investigation, agreeing in many partic- 
ulars with the suggestions of the Citizens Asso- 
ciation. Our reason for not recommending to 
the Council the carrying out of their plans 
may be briefly stated: To erect entire new 
pumping-works would involve an outlay of 
$727,919, as shown by the estimate of the City 
Engineer. The completion of the pumping- 
works, as originally contemplated, would cost 
$373,269, a difference of $354,6S0. To act on 
their suggestions would cost the city this 
additional sum without furnishing any larger 
volume of water, both estimates being given 
upon a capacity of thirty million gallons per 
day. The building of new and central works 
at the earliest practicable moment your com- 
mittee believe should receive the earnest 
attention of the city government, as such 
works would contribute very materially to the 
safety of our water supply in case of accident* 
This fact must be apparent to every close ob- 
server, as an extended stoppage of either or 
both engines now in use could not fail to cause 
great inconvenience ; and this possible contin- 
gency could in a great measure be avoided by 
the location of central works. Your Commit- 
tee desire to extend their thanks to the mem- 
bers of the Citizens' Association for much val- 
uable information and their earnest efforts for 
the welfare of the city, but believing that it 
would not be for the interests of the city to 
leave the west pumping-works in an incom- 
plete condition, we recommend the passage of 
the accompanying resolution and order. 

H. P. Thompson, 
Thomas Purcell, 
M. McNurnet, 
John Murphy. 

Whereas, Additional pumping engines are 
necessary to render the water supply of the 
city of Chicago sufficiently reliable and ample 
to meet the rapidly increasing demands of the 
future, now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works are hereby instructed to take 
immediate steps for the construction and erec- 
tion at the west pumping station at the earliest 
practicable time, of a pair of pumping engines, 
having a combined capacity of not less than 
thirty million gallons daily,* also for the con- 
struction of the necessary foundations, the 
suitable extension of the present building 
and for other proper appurtenances. And be it 
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Ordered, That the Mayor and Commissioner 
be, and they hereby are instructed and empow- 
ered to invi'te special proposals for the work 
and engines required from such manufacturers 
or persona only who are known to possess 
ample facilities and resources to prosecute the 
work in an expeditious and satisfactory man- 
ner, and to accept such bid or bids as may in 
their discretion be deemed to be for the best 
interests of the citv. And be it further 

Ordered, That the cost of the engines and 
work contemplated be paid for out of any 
money to the credit of the water fund not 
otherwise appropriated. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 

cagp in city council assembled. 

The undersigned, member of the Committee 
on Fire and Water, to whom was referred the 
communications of the Mayor, the City Engi- 
neer, and the Citizen's Association, in relation 
to the increased capacity of the city water 
works, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report that after conference with 
the Mayor, the City Engineer, and a committee 
from the Citizen's Association, respectfully 
recommend the adoption of the plan suggested 
by the Citizen's Association, as shown by the 
order hereto appended, and for the following 
reasons: 

1. Tb e plan herein proposed affords additional 
guaranty of a constant supply of water. 

2. It will give greater pressure of water 
where most needed, at the lousiness centre of 
the city, where most of the high buildings are, 
and will be constructed. 

3. It will furnish a more uniform motive 
power for elevators and will largely increase 
the revenue of the water department. 

4. The plan proposes an improved standpipe. 

5. An additional supply of water, which can 
be depended upon at the point designated in 
said order with greater certainty than at the 
"West Side water works. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daniel L. Shorey. 
Chicago, Aug. 2, 1880. 

Ordered: 1. That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works is instructed to advertise for propos- 
als for the sale to the city of a site to be occu- 
pied for city water works, on the east bank of 
the south branch of Chicago river, between Polk 
and Monroe streets, of not less than sixty 
thousand square feet. 

2. That the said Commissioner is instructed 
to advertise immediately for proposals for the 
erection of two pumping engines, with boilers 
and connections complete, such engines to have 
a capacity of raising eighteen million American 
gallons each to a height of one hundred and 
twenty-five feet per twenty-four hours. In 
their selections as between different bidders, 
reliability and economy in full shall receive 
paramount consideration. 

3. That the said Commissioner, in conjunc- 
tion with the City Engineer, after the purchase 
of the said grounds, and as soon as practicable, 
shall connect the pump wells to be constructed 
thereon with the water tunnel leading to the 
West Side pumping works, said branch tunnel 
and connections, and the buildings and other 
erections at said proposed new site to be 
arranged, as far as practicable, for supplying 
additional pumping engines, of equal capacity 
with those herein named, so as to meet future 
demands. 

4. That, for the purpose of paying for the 
improvements herein ordered, the City Treasur- 
er shall, from time to time, invest the surplus 
earnings of the water department, not required 
for the maintenance of the extensions hereto- 
fore ordered, in bonds of the United States or 
of the city of Chicago, as a fund subject to the 
orders of the proper fiscal officers of the city 
for carrying out the objects of this order. 



Aid. Thompson moved that the reports be 
made the special order for the next regular 
meeting at S.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning a site for an engine house 
in the vicinity of Madison and Aberdeen streets 
submitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby directed to advertise for a suitable lot 
in the vicinity of Madison street and Aberdeen 
street for the purpose of erecting a building 
thereon for the use of a chemical engine 
company. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water on Lincoln street, from 
Bryson street to Division street, submitted a 
report recommending that it do not pass, as it 
will pay but 63* cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on W. Twelfth street, 
650 feet west of its present terminus, submitted 
a report recommending that it do not pass, as it 
will pay but 6 2-13 cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on Elkgrove street 
from North avenue-to Wabansia avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that it do not 
pass, as it will pay but nine cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water main on N. Wood street 
from Wabansia avenue to Bloomingdale road, 
submitted a report recommending that it do not 
pass, as it will nay but 9K cents per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the appointment of Patrick Tierney as Boiler 
Inspector, submitted a report recommending 
that he be not confirmed. 

Aid. Murphy and Purcell, of the same Com- 
mittee, submitted a minority report on the 
same subject. 

Aid. Swift and Dixon demanded that the 
reports be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the reports be made 
the special order for the next regular meeting, 
at 7.30 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulburt, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy— 28. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Lawler, 
Burley— 6. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for water main on Portland avenue, 
from Thirty-second street to Thirty-third 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file, as it will pay but six cents. 
per foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning watering troughs, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it do not pass. 

Aid. Schroeder moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred an order directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public "Works to not collect water tax 
on watering troughs, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report, and 
recommend that the same do not pass. 

H. P. Thompson. 
John Mtjkphy. 
Thos. Ptjrcell. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed not to col- 
lect any water tax on watering troughs from 
and after the passage of this order. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for extension of water main on Ash- 
ley street, between Leavitt and Hoyne streets, 
submitted a report recommending that it do 
not pass, as it will pay but seven cents per 
foot. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred the appointment of E. G. Keith, J. C. 
Burroughs, P. A. Hoyne, M. J. Dunne and F. A. 
Maas as members of the Board of Education, 
submitted a report recommending that they be 
confirmed. 

Aid. Dixon and Hildreth requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for transfer of appropriation for 
school building, etc., submitted a report re- 
commending that it be placed on file and that 
the Board of Education be requested to build 
school houses on the sites on W. Jackson street 
near California avenue, and corner of Walnut 
street and Kedzie avenue, as early as possible. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
petitions of lessees of school land, for appoint- 
ment of appraiser, etc., submitted a report 
recommending that thev be placed on file, such 
appointment having been made. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Meier r moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Thompson, Lorenz, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 15. 



Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Mc- 
Grath, Mever (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof— 19. 

Aid. Swift moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up petitions, com- 
munications, resolutions and ordinances. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, two-thirds not agreeing: 

Teas— Dixon, Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Lawler, Smyth, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Youngs 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 19. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, Burke, Altpeter, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, Lorenz, Meyer 
(15th Ward)— 14. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred an ordinance for the 
vacation of eight feet of alley west of and 
adjoining lot 1, block 1, Geo. Smith's Addition 
to Chicago, submitted a report recommending 
its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton and Lawler requested that 
the report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sidewalk on Wabash avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to prepare 
and submit to the Council, at its next regular 
meeting, an ordinance for the repair or renewal 
of all defective sidewalks on both sides of 
Wabash avenue from Madison street to Twen- 
ty-second street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order authorizing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to let the contract for paving Market 
street, between Madison and Washington 
streets, submitted a report recommending its 



Aid Wickersham moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy, 
Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to 
advertise for proposals for paving the portion 
of Market street between Madison street and 
Washington street not already paved, and to 
let the contract for the same to the lowest 
responsible bidder. 

By consent, Aid. Everett presented an order 
directing the Department of Public Works to 
prepare an ordinance for macadamizing Ashland 
avenue from Congress street to Twelfth street, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
and present to the Council at its next regular 



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meeting, an ordinance for macadamizing Ash- 
land avenue its full width from Congress street 
to Twelfth street. 

By consent, Aid. Imhof presented an order 
for tilling Goethe street from Stone street to 
the lake "shore drive, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public- 
Works, be, and he is hei-eby directed to have 
the dirt removed by the street cleaners in the 
North Division dumped in Goethe street be- 
tween Stone street and the lake shore drive, 



and be it further ordered that the Health Com- 
missioner be, and he is hereby directed to have 
all ashes in the North Division, which are re- 
moved under his supervision dumped in said 
portion of said Goethe street. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Burley moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-^.TTOS-TTST 3, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward,) Young, 
Meier, (16th Ward) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Grannis, Peevey, McNurney 
and McOormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Clark moved' that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held August 2 be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent Aid. Clark presented an ordinance 
changing the location of horse railway tracks 
on S. Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The chair directed that the special order, 
the reports on the appointment of P. Tierney 
as Boiler Inspector, be now taken up. 

Aid. Swift moved that it be temporarily 
postponed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Sanders, Clark, Shorey, Watkins, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward), lmhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
— 24. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Schroeder, Lorenz— 7. 



Aid. Swift moved that the rules be suspend- 
ed for the purpose of taking up petitions, 
communications, etc. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Wickersham presented certain proposed 
amendments to the ordinance concerning facto- 
ries and workshops, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Sanders presented the petition of Eliza 
Meyer for rebate on saloon license, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clark presented a remonstrance against 
the passage of any ordinance authorizing the 
construction of a horse railway on Lake street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Watkins presented an order authorizing 
a private contract for drains and water pipes 
on Forrest avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy,— 27. 

Nays— B urley— 1 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor or Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized to let the con- 
tract for putting in the private drains and 
water service pipes in Forrest avenue from 
Thirty-first street to Thirty-fifth street by 
private contract, to be done immediately. 



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Aid. Burke presented an order for sidewalk 
on Tucker street from Thirty-seventh to Thirty- 
eighth street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Burke presented an order for sidewalk 
on Mill street, from Ashland avenue to James 
street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for exten- 
sion of horse railway tracks on Ogden avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for closing 
the city offices on Tuesday, Aug. 17, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ottered, By the City Council, That all de- 
partments of the city government be closed 
Tuesday, Aug. 17, and that the Mayor be re- 
quested to notify the heads of the departments 
of the foregoing order. 

Aid. Bond presented an order for water ser- 
vice pipes on Monroe street and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and present to this Council a 
proper ordinance for water service pipes in 
Monroe street between Ashland avenue and 
Loomis street. 

Aid. Swift presented an order concerning 
widening the river between Adams and Van 
Buren streets, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to make the 
necessary survey, and prepare and present to 
this Council an ordinance for widening and 
straightening the river between Adams and 
Van Buren streets, on the west side thereof, 
so that a bridge can be constructed at Jackson 
street with a draw on each side of the center 
pier. 

Aid. Swift presented an order directing that 
there be no dredging done in the river this 
season, which was 

Referred to the. Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

Aid. Everett presented a petition for a side- 
walk on California avenue from Taylor street 
to Twelfth street, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

Aid. Thompson presented a petition for ex- 
tension of horse railway tracks on W. Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution for lamp 
posts on North avenue from the river to West- 
ern avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution con- 
cerning the laying of gas mains on Milwaukee 
avenue from North avenue to the city limits, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The owners of the property 
fronting on Milwaukee avenue, between North 



avenue and the city limits, paid a special assess- 
ment for lamp posts on said street nearly two 
years ago, and 

Whereas, No lamp posts have as yet been 
erected, or gas pipe laid on said Milwaukee 
avenue, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby directed to notify 
the West Side Gas Company to immediately lay 
the necessary gas pipe and cause the lamp 
posts to be erected on said avenue between 
Nortn avenue and the city limits. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution in rela- 
tion to re-districting the city into wards, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McGrath presented a petition for a side- 
walk on Elston avenue, from Armitage avenue 
to Fullerton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution requir- 
ing the Comptroller to submit all bills to the 
Finance Committee, etc- which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Imhof presented a resolution directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to prohibit 
the use of cobble stones for paving between 
horse railway tracks, w r hich was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution concern- 
ing the price to be paid for lighting and clean- 
ing street lamps, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the price fixed by the Council 
July 19, 1880, for lighting, cleaning and extin- 
guishing the street lamps was intended and 
ordered to be paid for the whole of the present 
fiscal year. 

Aid. Burley presented an order for repair of 
high sidewalks, etc., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed: 

Resolved, That the Department of Public 
Works examine and see to the safety of the 
sidewalk on the west side of N. Clark street, 
between the bridge and viaduct, and other 
high sidewalks on line of march for Aug. 17, 
before next Monday. Also to repair intersec- 
tion of sidewalk at northwest corner of Clark 
and Chestnut streets. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order for opening 
Union street from Madison street south, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
and report a proper ordinance to this Council 
for the opening of Union street from W. 
Madison street to W. Twelfth street. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order for opening 
Quincy street through to Halsted street, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to prepare and 
report a proper ordinance to this Council for 
the opening of West Quincy street, from its 
western terminus to South Halsted street. 

Aid. Smyth pi*esented an order for widening 
Desplaines," Jefferson and Clinton streets, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to prepare and 
report to this Council the proper ordinances for 

the widening of South Desplaines street, South 
Jefferson street, South Clinton street, from 
West Harrison street to West Twelfth street, 
to a uniform width of sixty-six feet. 

Aid. Smyth presented a petition for the re- 
moval of fruit stands, &c, from the public 
streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of persons pardoned' from the House of Cor- 
rection during the week ending Aug. 7, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from the 
Platt-deutsche Vereen, asking the Council to 
attend their festival on Aug. 6th, which was 

Accepted. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for two lamp posts on 
Robey street, from W. Adams street to W. 
Jackson street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 32. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for two lamp posts on 
Desplaines street, from W. Adams street to 
Marble place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smyth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for ten lamp posts on 
Henry street, from Loomis street to Ashland 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
erton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thombson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 32. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for seventeen lamp 
posts on W. Fifteenth street, from Blue Island 
avenue to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, I 



Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 32. 
Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for six-inch drains 
on Forrest avenue, from Thirty-lirst street to 
Douglas avenue. 

Aid. Watkins moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for six-inch drains on Division street, 
from N. State street to tne Lake Shore drive. 

Aid. Meier moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the bond of M. A. La 
Buy as Clerk of the Police Court, West Di- 
vision, in the penal sum of three thousand dol- 
lars, signed by C. Casselman and Joseph Sokup 
as sureties. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Comptroller presented his report for the 
month of July, which was ordered 
Published and placed on file. 
The following is the report: 
Amount of money actually in the 
City Treasury at close of books, 

July 31, 1880 $1,664,933.86 

Less Warrants drawn payable on 

demand not yet presented 35,914.82 

Net Balance $1,629,019.04 

Which I apportion and credit as follows, viz: 

Water Funds $202,023.13 

Special Assessments 188,760.61 

Jonathan Burr Fund 6,158.28 

Police Life and Health Ins. 

Fund 501.58 

Police and Firemen's Re- 
lief Fund 498.26 

School Fund 9.34 

Contingent Fund 38,766.27 

General Sinking Fund 1,174.80 

School Sinking Fund 894.95 

River Imp. Sinking Fund.. 561.02 

Sewerage Sinking Fund 37.66 

Forfeitures in 1879 . 13,828 59 

General Fund, 1879 1,251.35 

Fire Dept. Fund, 1879 3,546.45 

Sewerage Fund, 1879 435.83 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1879.. 11,782.67 

Dept. Public Works, 1879.. 1,996.40 

School Tax Fund, 1879 87,892.25 

Police Fund, 1879. 3,565.94 

Street Lamp Fund, 1879.... 181.49 

Public Library Fund, 1879. 216.33 

Interest Account, 1879 219,693.42 

City Hall Fund, 1879 4,981.94 

General Fund, 1880 736,987.14 

Fire Dept. Fund, 1880 23,529.68 

Sewerage Fund, 1880 2,607.05 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1880.. 4,672.50 

De pt. P u blic Work s, 1880 . . 26,98 1. 41 

School Tax Fund, 1880 5,930.73 

Public Library Fund, 1880. 1,044.78 

Street Lamp Fund, 1880 305.04 

City Hall Fund, 1880 928.25 

Interest Account, 1880 291.10 

Police Fund, 1880 36,982.80 

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Amount of Warrants drawn against the 
several appropriations for the current fiscal 
year during the month of July, 1880. 

General Fund, 1880. $ 21,599.98 

Fire Dent. Fund, 1880 37,326.08 

Sewerage Fund, 1880 7,087.12 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1880.. 1,633.77 
Dept. Pub. Works, 1880.... 39,633.59 

School Tax Fund, 1880 6,523.10 

Public Library Fund, 1880. 2,9-21.50 
Street Lamp Fund, 1880... 596.46 

City Hall Fund, 1880 512.38 

Police Fund, 1880 39,168.33 

$ 157,012.31 

Warrants of the year pre- 
vious or in former years 
redeemed by the City 
Treasurer during the 
month of July, 1880 .... 14,652.12 

Warrants outstanding July 
31, 1880, payable on de- 
mand 35,914.82 

Pavable on demand from 

'taxes 1878 3,314.41 

Payable from taxes of 1879 

when collected 364,170.18 

Payable from taxes of 1380 

'when collected 183,850.20 

$587,249.61 
ALSO, 

A communication concerning the price to be 
paid for lighting street lamps, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Everett presented an order for opening 
Jackson street, from Kedzie avenue to Horaan 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The Fire Marshal presented a communica- 
tion concerning water mains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution asking 
by what authority telegraph poles have been 
set on N. Clark street and Chicago avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed the special order, the 
reports on the appointment of P. H. Tierney 
as Boiler Inspector, be now taken up. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the appointment be 
concurred in. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Wickersham,Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Bond, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy— 14. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard,Clark, Shorey,Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Hildreth, Lawler, Swift, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Imhof, Burley— 17. 

Aid. Swift moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Clark moved that the ordinance con- 
cerning consumption of smoke be made the 
special order for the next meeting at 8 o'clock, 
p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the ordinance for 
changing location of horse railway track on S. 
Clark street, be made the special order for the 
next meeting at 9 o'clock, p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Smyth moved that when the Council 
adjourns it be until Thursday Aug. 12, at 7.30 
o'clock p. m., to take up business where left 
off. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Hildreth moved that a delegation of cit- 
izens be allowed the privilege of the floor for 
the purpose of presenting an address concern- 
ing the seating of J. J. McGrath as Alderman 
from the Fourteenth ward. 

Aid. Cullerton moved as an amendment that 
they be allowed to present a written communi- 
cation. 

The amendment was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, Bond, 
Everett,Hulbert, Barrett— 12. 

Nays— Sanders, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Murphy — 19. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Hildreth, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the communication 
from the delegation be published and referred 
to the Committee on Elections. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Common Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 

We, the citizens of the Fourteenth Ward, 
have learned with deep concern that your 
honorable body have decided to admit J. J. Mc- 
Grath to a seat iu the Council on returns that 
are well known to us, as well as to the commu- 
nity at large, to be fraudulent and spurious. 

Mass meetings attended by thousands of cit- 
izens, irrespective of parties, held in various 
parts of the city, have denounced the fraud 
whereby the results of the last election in that 
ward were falsified, and the perpetrators of the 
same, and have called upon this Council to use 
every proper means to afford a full investiga- 
tion and a speedy determination of the right in 
the premises. 

We declare that imcalled for delay will be a 
denial of justice. The interests of the commu- 
nity demand that no person should obtain a 
public office by fraud and crime, and that pub- 
lic bodies whose duty it is to decide judicially 
on the right to office should so decide with the 
single purpose of vindicating the popular will 
expressed at the polls. 

That the strange conduct of the person em- 
ployed as Corporation Counsel is deserving of 
condemnation, as in a matter of great public 
importance he gave three opinions as to the 
powers and duties of the Council, each of 
which varies and differs from the others, which 
evinces eminent unfitness for the position he 
occupies. 

Aug. Spies, 

Sec. of Mass Meeting in Aurora Turner Hall. 
John Gimbel, 
Henry Kersting, 
John Rix. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Swift to reconsider the vote by which the 
appointment of P. H. Tierney was not con- 
curred in, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bund, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy 
—16 

Nays — Dixon, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath 
-14 



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ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
iollows; 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Watkins, MoAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Smyth, 
Scliroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, 



(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhol, 
liar re tt, Murphy,— 24. 

Nays— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Altpeter, 
Hildreth, Lawler— 6. 

And the Council stood adjourned until Thurs 
day, Aug. 12, at 7.30 o'clock, p, m. 

P.J.HOWARD, 

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ADJOURNED MEETING. 



^-TJO-TJST' 3L2, 1S80. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Bradv, McGrath, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley, and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. Grannis, Watkins, Altpeter, Mc- 
Nurney Everett, Lorenz, and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

Aid. Lawler move'd that the reports of the 
Committee on Fire and Water on the appoint- 
ment of P. H. Tierney be now taken up. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the subject be 
postponed temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the reports of the Committee on Fire and 
Water on procuring new pumping engines, etc., 
be now taken up. 

Aid. Wickersham offered an order as a sub- 
stitute for the majority report. 

Aid. Shorey moved that the minority report 
be adopted as a substitute for the majority 
report. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the subject matter be 
referred to the Corporation Counsel for his 
opinion as to the power of the Council to ex- 
pend money for such purpose without a specific 
appropriation. 

The motion was lost. 

The question then being on the motion to 
substitute the minority report for the majority 
report it was agreed to, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Cullerton, Hildreth, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, 



Hulbert, McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Barrett— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, McAuley, Burke, Rior- 
dan, Lawler, Purcell, Schroeder, Bond, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Meier (16th Ward), Murphy, Burley 
—13. 

Aid. Swift moved to amend the order by 
striking out the word "Taylor" and inserting 
the word "Polk " in lieu thereof. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend the order by 
striking out all in relation to location. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— McAuley, Burke, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Schroeder, Bond, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 16. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Cullerton, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, 
Hulbert, Young, Imhof— 13. 

Aid. Wickersham offered the following as a 
substitute for the minority report: 

Ordered. 1. That the Mayor and Commissioner 
of Public Works are hereby instructed to take 
immediate steps for the construction, at the 
earliest practicable time of a pair of pumping 
engines having a combined capacity of not less 
than thirty million gallons daily. 

2. That the Mayor and Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and they are hereby instructed 
and empowered to invite special proposals for 
the engines required from such manufacturers 
or persons only who are known to possess am- 
ple facilities and resources to prosecute the 
work in an expeditious and satisfactory man- 
ner, and to accept such bid or bids as may in 
their discretion be deemed for the best inter- 
ests of the city. 

3. That the cost of the engines be paid for 
out of any money to the credit of the water- 
fund not otherwise appropriated. 



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4. That the Mayor and Comptroller are in- 
structed to advertise for proposals for the sale 
to the city of a site to he occupied for city wa- 
ter-works on the east hank of the South branch 
of the Chicago river, between Polk and Monroe 
streets. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the subject matter 
be postponed, and the Corporation Counsel be 
requested to give his opinion as to the power 
of the Council to use the Water Fund for the 
purpose of purchasing new engines and a new 
site. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Railroads on 
ordinance authorizing Jones and Laughlin to 
lay a railroad track across Fulton street, be 
now taken up. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : _, , 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, McAuley, Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, 
Swift, Bond, Hulbert, McGrath, Meyer (15th 
Ward"), Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—19. 

Nays— Dixon, Burke, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Thompson, Brady, 
Meier (16th Ward)— 10. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the 
ordinance concerning barbed wire fences, be 
now taken up. 

Aid. Swift moved that the ordinance be 



Aid. Ballard moved to amend the ordinance 
by excepting from its provisions Lake Park, 
from Park row to Monroe street. . 

The motion was lost. 

The question then being on the passage of 
the ordinance, it was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

y eas _ Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond. Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Bradv, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy, Burley— 24. 

Nays— Sanders, Ballard— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained lay the City Council of the city of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That no fence or barrier consist- 
ing or made of what is called "barbed wire" or 
of which "barbed wire" is a part, shall be built, 
constructed or used within the City of Chicago, 
along the line of or in or upon or along any 
street, alley or public walk or drive, or through, 
along or around any public park, or in and 
about or along any land, or lots or parks owned 
or controlled by the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. That wherever in the City of Chi- 
cago in, along or through any public street, 
alley or park "barbed wire" is now in use in 
part or in whole for fence or barrier, the same 
shall be removed, and any party or parties own- 
ing, controlling or building the same shall, 
upon written notice from the Department of 
Public Works remove such "barbed wire" 
within thirty days from the service of such 
notice upon the party or parties so building, 
controlling or maintaining such "barbed wire" 
fence or barrier, and upon failure of such party 
or parties to comply with said notice, such 
party or parties shall be subject to a fine here- 
after provided. 

Sec. 3. Any person or persons violating any 
of the provisions of this ordinance shall be 
liable to a fine of not less than ten nor more 
than twenty-five dollars. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 



The Chair directed that the special order, the 
report of the Committee on Finance on petition 
of laborers engaged in laying water pipe for 
increase of pay, be now taken up. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report, which rec- 
ommends that the petition be referred to the 
Commissioner of Public Works, be concurred 
in. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report of the 
Committee on Schools on appointments of mem- 
bers of the Board of Education be now taken 
up. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report, 
and that the appointment of E. G. Keith, P. A. 
Hoyne, M. J. Dunne, J. C. Burroughs and Fred. 
A. E. Maas be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, McAuley, Burke, Lawler, Pur- 
cell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Mever (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 24. 

Nays— Hildreth, Schroeder— 2. 

By consent, Aid. Bond presented an ordi- 
nance amending the ordinance concerning pe- 
troleum, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Burley presented an order repealing an 
order authorizing improvement of an alley in 
block 29, Wolcott's Add., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Brady presented an order directing en- 
forcement of a resolution relative to granting 
furloughs to police and firemen, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Sanders presented an order for sidewalk 
on Indiana avenue, from Fourteenth street to 
Sixteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Shorey moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until Monday, Aug. 23, at 7.30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows, a majority of all the Aldermen elect 
not agreeing: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Burke, Purcell, Peevey, Bond, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Brady, McGrath, Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 18. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Schroeder, Meyer (15th Ward)-6. 

Aid. Meier moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Carried. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Shorey, it was carried, by yeas and nays as 
follows. 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Mc- 
Grath, Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 21. 

Nays— Dixon, Clark, Meyer (15th Ward)— 3. 

Aid. Meier moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. • 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



ilT7aTJST S3, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present^— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Sehroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley, 
and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. Clark, Grannis, McNurney, 
Young, and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the minutes of the 
last regular and adjourned meetings, held Au- 
gust 9 and August 12, 1880, be approved without 
Being read. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the minutes 
concerning the address in regard to seating J. 
J. McGrath as Alderman, by striking out all 
that has reference to the Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Meier raised the point of order that 
the motion of Aid. Cullerton, could not be en- 
tertained, as the subject matter was in the 
hands of the Committee on Elections. 

The Mayor decided Aid. Meier's point not 
well taken, and as to Aid. Cullerton 's motion, 
he decided that it was out of order, as the 
minutes were correct and could not be amend- 
ed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the address was published. 

Aid. Lorenz moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton on the table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Dixon, Shorey, Altpeter, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Schroeaer, Lorenz, Mever (15th Ward), 
Meier (16th Ward)— 9. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Wat- 



kins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Riordan 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 22. 

The question then being on the motion to 
reconsider, it was agreed to, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—24. 

Nays— Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Sehroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward),— 7. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the minutes be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Clerk presented a communication 
from His Honor, the Mayor, covering names 
of persons released from the House of Cor- 
rection during the two weeks ending Aug. 21, 
1880, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication from His Honor, the May- 
or, for the condemnation of land and buildings 
on the east side of Third avenue, south of 
Twelfth street, owned by the City of Chicago, 
occupied by Engine Co. No. 21, as an engine 
house, recommending that the accompanying 
order accepting the proposition of the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad Company be 
passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the order be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 



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Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Meyer (!5th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 28. 

Nays— Altpeter, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), 
—3. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be, 
and they are, hereby authorized to exchange 
the lot now occupied by Engine Company No. 
21, on the east side of Third avenue, south of 
Twelfth street, with the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company for the lot on the 
north side of Taylor street, west of and ad- 
joining the alley between State street and 
Third avenue, having 24 feet front on Taylor 
street by a depth of 99 50-100 feet, and for that 
purpose they are hereby authorized to execute 
a proper conveyance to said Company of said 
first mentioned" lot. 

Provided, That said conveyance shall not be 
executed until the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company shall erect on said last 
mentioned lot an engine house to be a duplicate 
of the nouse now occupied by Engine Company 
No. 21, with such additions and changes as may 
be deemed necessary and desirable by the Fire 
Marshal; said building to be built to the satis- 
faction of the Department of Public Works 
and the Fire Marshal; and said Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad Company shall exe- 
cute a good and sufllcient deed of said proper- 
ty conveying a perfect title to the City of 
Chicago ; and, 

Provided further, That should said Railroad 
Company use the material composing the pres- 
ent engine house in the construction of the 
new one, as aforesaid, said Company shall fur- 
nish suitable quarters in the neighborhood for 
said Engine Company No. 21, until said new 
building shall be completed and ready for oc- 
cupancy without expense to the City of Chi- 
cago. 

ALSO, 

The quarterly report of the Gas Inspector 
for the quarter ending August 2, 1880, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Tucker street, from Thirty-seventh 
street to Thirty-eighth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Mill street, from Ashland avenue to 
Jones street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Thompson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Indiana avenue, from Fourteenth 
street to Sixteenth street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving W. Monroe street in front of sun- 
dry lots, from Loomis street to Ashland ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley — 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water service 
pipes on West Monroe street, from Loomis 
street to Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six- inch drains on 
W. Monroe street, from Loomis street to 
Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett,' Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Ashland avenue, from West Congress street to 
West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward) 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for thirteen lamp 
posts on Henry street, from Centre avenue to 
ts eastern terminus. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lo- 



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renz, Mever (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the condemnation 
of southwesterly twelve feet of lot 7, hlock 2, 
South Branch Addition to Chicago, for sewer- 
age purposes. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAulev, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed, bv yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Wiekersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorev, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cnllerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevev, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lo- 
renz, Mever (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward) 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

JS'aijs— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for curbing, filling 
and paving Wentworth avenue. 

Aid. McAuley moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for ten lamp posts on Henry street, 
from Loomis street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for seven lamp posts on West Fif- 
teenth street, from Blue Island avenue to Ash- 
land avenue. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for two lamp posts on Robey street, 
from West Adams street to West Jackson 
street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be approved, 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for two lamp posts on Desplaines street, 
from West Adams street to Marble place. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred an order for an ordinance 
for the improvement of Third and Fourth ave- 
nues, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the accompanying order. 

Aid. Burke moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Worts be, and he is, hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council at its next regular 
meeting an ordinance for the improvement of 
Fourth avenue, from Jackson street to Twelfth 
street, and Third avenue, from Jackson street 
to Twelfth street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 



certain papers concerning the planking of 
Stewart avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. McAuley moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
certain papers relating to excavations on Egan 
avenue, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Watkins moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred the remonstrance against 
improvement of Honore street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance from the Department of Public 
"Works, stating that to repeal any part of an 
ordinance on any street would not be valid, and, 
therefore, the whole ordinance should be re- 
pealed, submitted a report recommending that 
the Department of Public Works prepare and 
send to this Council a repealing ordinance for 
the improvement of Ada street, from West 
Randolph street to West Kinzie street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for extension and opening of Ward 
court (Sixth Ward), submitted a report recom- 
mending that the Department of Public Works 
prepare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to relay sewer on West Congress 
street, between Western avenne and Campbell 
avenue, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be referred to the Department of 
Public Works, and that the report be made to 
the City Council on the subject. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sewer on Milwaukee avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sewers in the Sixth Ward, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same be 
referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition from M. Kehoe for vacation of part 
of an alley in block 1, Waller's Division, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the repeal of an ordinance for 
sidewalk on Kedzie avenue, between Madison 
street and Lake street, submitted a report rec- 



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ommencling that the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council a prop- 
er repealing ordinance in compliance with the 
•wishes of the petitioners. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to vacate Jackson street, from the 
river to Canal street, for the purpose of the 
erection of a railroad depot, submitted a report 
recommending that the ordinance be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Elizabeth street, from West Lake street to 
West Indiana street, and also repealing ordi- 
nance for a portion of said improvement, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the Depart- 
ment of Public Works prepare and send to this 
Council a proper ordinance for the repeal of the 
whole ordinance for the improvement of Eliz- 
abeth street, from West Lake street to West 
Indiana street. 

Aid. Swift moved to place the report on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion of Aid. Lawler to concur in the 
report was lost, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Burke, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Peevey, Bond, Thomp- 
son, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 15- 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, Wat- 
kins, McAuley, Cullerton, Purcell, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Lo- 
renz, Barrett— 16. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Swift to place the report on file, it was 
agreed to. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to pave West Van Buren street, from 
Canal street to Loomis street, submitted a re- 
port recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to improve Twenty-sixth street, from 
Western avenue to California avenue, the 
same to be macadamized twenty-four feet in 
width, submitted a report recommending that 
the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500) 
be used in the purchase of stone for said im- 
provement, and that the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works is hereby directed to purchase the 
stone from the fund for cleaning and repairing 
streets. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, Alt- 
peter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 



Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lo- 
renz, Meyer (15th Ward)— 20. 

Nays — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Burke, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 11. 

Aid. McGrath moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the location of a site for pumping 
works was stricken out of the minority report 
of the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Everett called for the previous ques- 
tion, and the Council sustained the call. 

The question then being on the motion of 



Aid. McGrath, it was lost, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Ballard, Shorey, Watkins, Cul- 
lerton, Swift, Brady, McGrath— 8. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Ev- 
erett, Hulbert, Thompson. Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward) Meier (16th Ward), Imhoff, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 23. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was recommitted their report on the 
petition for postponement of improvement of 
Desplaines street, from Monroe street to Harri- 
son street, submitted a report stating that they 
are still of the opinion that the prayer of the 
petition should be granted and recommending 
that the Department of Public Works be in- 
structed to prepare the necessary order for 
that purpose and submit it to the Council. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
and order for repair of Sixteenth street 
approach to the Canal street viaduct, submitted 
a report recommending that it be passed. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is hereby directed to 
repair and put in passable condition the west 
approach of Sixteenth street up to the inter- 
section of Canal street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for water on Armitage road, from 
Wood street to Commercial street, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Everett mo^ed that it be referred to the 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the matter concern- 
ing the appointment of P. H Tierney as Boiler 
Inspector be taken up. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays'as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), 
Barrett, Murphy— 18. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Shorey, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Imhof, Burley— 13. 

Aid. Smyth then moved that the appointment 
of P. H. Tierney as Boiler Inspector be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion and the call was sustained by yeas and 
nays as follows; 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 20. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Shorey, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Burley— 10. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Smyth for the confirmation of P. H. Tier- 
ney as Boiler Inspector, it was agreed to, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Hulbert, Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward) Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy— 22. 



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Xays— Dixon, Ballard, Shorev, Cullerton, 
Lawler, Everett, Thompson, Burley— 8. 

Aid. Lawler moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the motion be laid 
on the table. 

The motion of Aid. Cullerton prevailed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Purcell, 
Smvt'h, Peevev, Schroeder, Swift, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Meier (16th Ward), lmhof, 
Barrett, Murphy— IS. 

Nays— Dixon, Ballard, Shorey, Burke, Hil- 
dretli, Lawler, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Burley— 12. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D.' 
to whom was referred an order for a sidewalk 
on Sloan street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and the same is, hereby directed to 
prepare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for sidewalks on Sloan street along the 
line of the property belonging to the North- 
western R. R. Co. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the removal of posts at the en- 
trances to Union Park, submitted a report rec- 
ommending its passage. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is, hereby directed to take up 
the posts now placed at the entrance of Union 
Park driveways to enable the citizens to use 
the roads through said park for carriages only. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for construction of sewer on Leavitt 
street, from Lake street to Walnut street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Brady moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and they are, hereby directed to 
cause a crock sewer to be laid on Leavitt street, 
from Lake street to Walnut street, to connect 
with one already there. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for sewer on Page street, from Kinzie 
street to Hubbard street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and they are, hereby directed to 
cause a sewer to be laid on Page street, from 
Kinzie street to Hubbard street, to connect 
with one on Kinzie street. 
ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Robey street, from Lake street to Harrison 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition to have the name of Barry Point 
road changed to Colorado avenue, submitted a 
report recommending that it be referred to the 
Department of Public Works with instructions 
to prepare a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the subject matter concerning the repeal of 
ordinances for opening Artesian avenue, Maple- 
wood avenue and Seymour street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ac- 
companying ordinance for that purpose. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the report be deferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for opening West Fourteenth street, 
for the purpose of erecting a bridge at that 
point, submitted a report recommending that 
the petition be referred to the City Council 
until the Committees on Streets and Alleys, S. 
and W. D., report back an order for an ordi- 
nance on the subject, sent to said Committees. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be laid 
over until the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
S. D., report on the matter, and that the said 
Committee be instructed to report at the next 
regular meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the reports of the majority and minority of the 
Committee on Judiciary on the ordinance con- 
cerning smoke nuisance be now taken up. 

Aid. Shorey moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Railroads con- 
cerning the changing of location of horse rail- 
way track on south Clark street be now taken 
up. 

Aid Hildreth moved that the report be de 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Burley presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit to A. H. Perkins and W. H. 
Watson to curb, grade and pave tne alley be- 
tween Pine street and St. Clair street, and Erie 
street and Ontario street, by private contract, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By consent, Aid. Burley presented an order 
directing the Department of Public Works to 
issue a permit to A. H. Perkins and W. H. Wat- 
son to curb, grade and pave Erie street, be- 
tween Clark street and St. Clair street, by pri- 
vate contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By consent, Aid. McGrf th presented a peti- 
tion asking the remittance and suspension of 
afine imposed against Charles McMendenin for 
burglary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By consent, Aid. Lawler presented a petition 
from the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul 
Railroad Company asking permission to improve 
its property on Carroll avenue, and to connect 
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their property, and an ordinance for that pur- 
pose, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 



The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 






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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



-A-TrO-TrST 30, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Sehroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Bra- 
dy, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley, 
and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Clark, McNurney, Lorenz, 
and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

tylNUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of 
the last regular meeting, held August 23, 1880, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Pat- 
rick H. Tierney, Boiler Inspector, in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars, signed by James 
Stanton, Geo. P. Gilman and D. J. Gallery. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the bond be approved, 
which was agreed to by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth 
Peevey, Swift, Everett, Thompson, Brady, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Murphy— 23, 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler pre- 
sented a petition from Willard Newman for 
refunding fine, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lawler present- 
ed a petition and order for an ordinance for 
filling and curbing Johnson street, from Taylor 
street to Twelfth street, and moved the pas- 
sage of the order. 



The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 

Works prepare and send to this Council an ordi. 

nance for filling and paving Johnson street, from 

Taylor street to Twelfth street, in accordance 

with the prayer of the petitioners. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Shorey, present- 
ed a petition protesting against granting the 
People's Horse and Dummy Railway Company 
the right to locate and construct railway 
tracks on Michigan avenue, between Randolph 
street and Lake street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett pre- 
sented an ordinance authorizing the issue of 
Eight Hundred Forty-three Thousand and 
Five Hundred ($843,500) Dollars, in City of 
Chicago bonds, to retire a like amotmt due 
April 1, 1881, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Imhof presented 
a petition for an ordinance for the erection of a 
sidewalk on Fullerton avenue, between Racine 
avenue andSouthport avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McAuley pre- 
sented an order directing the Department of 
Public Works to advertise for proposals for 
laying water service pipes and private drains 
on Wentworth avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Thirty-third street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby authorized and directed to ad- 
vertise for proposals lor laying water service 



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pipes and private drains on Wentworth avenue, 
from Twenty-ninth street to Thirty-third 
street, and to let the contract for the same to 
the lowest responsible bidder. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson pre- 
sented a resolution concerning petitions and 
drafts of ordinances in the hands of the Railroad 
Committee for granting the right of way in 
certain streets on the west side, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wickersham 
presented an order for an ordinance for paving 
Monroe street, from the alley between Wabash 
avenue and Michigan avenue to Michigan ave- 
nue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works are hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for paving Monroe 
street, from the alley between Wabash avenue 
and Michigan avenue to Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wickersham 
presented an order directing the Department 
of Public Works to prepare and send to this 
Council an ordinance for paving Dearborn 
street, from Monroe street to Jackson street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wickersham 
presented a petition of property holders on 
Fifth avenue, and Randolph street, for the 
removal of Express stand on Fifth avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meyer presented 
a petition for rescinding that portion of the 
assessment relating to the improvement of 
Clybourne avenue, between Racine avenue and 
Fullerton avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey pre- 
sented an order for an estimate of the cost of 
placing the Washington street and La Salle 
street tunnels in a proper condition, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to estimate 
the cost of placing the Washington street and 
La Salle street tunnels in a proper condition 
and report back to the City Council. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Young presented 
an ordinance for the vacation of alleys in Block 
25 Canal Trustees Subdivision of N. M and N. % 
of S. E. K and E. % of S. W. K of Section 33 T. 
40 N. R. li E., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Grannis pre- 
sented a copy of a private contract for the im- 
provement of Groveland Park avenue, accom- 
panied by an order directing the Commissioner 
of Public Works to issue a permit for the im- 
provement of the said avenue from Thirtieth 
street to Myrick's addition to Chicago, and 
moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue permit to W. H. Stow to fill, 
grade and pave Groveland Park avenue, from 
the south line of Thirtieth street to the south 
line of Myrick's 2d Add. to Chicago, with Cedar 
blocks six inches long laid on one inch board 



foundation according to specifications contain- 
ed in said contract, also to curb the same. All 
the property owners have signed said contract, 
therefore requiring no assessment. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Brady presented 
a petition and an order for an ordinance for 
sidewalk on Ferdinand street, from N. Paulina 
street to Ashland avenue, and moved that the 
order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council a proper ordinance for 
sidewalk on the south side of Ferdinand street, 
from the east line of N. Paulina street to the 
west side of Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Watkins pre- 
sented an order for an ordinance for paving 
Lake avenue, from Douglas avenue to Oakwood 
avenue, and Douglas avenue, from South Park 
avenue to the Illinois Central Railroad right of 
way, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
and present to this Council ordinances for pav- 
ing with cedar blocks, on a foundation of two 
inch plank, Lake avenue, from Douglas avenue 
to Oakwood avenue, and Douglas avenue, from 
South Park avenue to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road right of way. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burley pre- 
sented a resolution concerning requests for 
erecting telegraph and telephone poles in 
streets or alleys, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to submit 
all requests for tne use of streets or alleys for 
telegraph and telephone poles to the City Coun- 
cil, and that he be hereby directed to issue no 
more permits for the placing of telegraph or 
telephone poles in any street or alley without 
the consent of the Council be first obtained 
therefor. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Riordan present- 
ed an order for an ordinance for a sidewilk on 
Brown street, from Wright street to the North- 
western Railroad tracks, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and are hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council a proper ordinance for 
a sidewalk on the east side of Brown street, 
from Wright street to the North- Western R. R. 
tracks. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey presented 
an ordinance relating to the vacation of Lock 
street, east of lot 5, block 12, Canal Trustees' 
Subdivision, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays Cullerton— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City Council did, on the 19th 
day of July, 1880, authorize the Commissioner 
of Public Works to contract with Shehan & 
Hewson for the construction of the bridge over 
Post street, for the sum of six hundred and 
seventy-one dollars, and the said Commissioner 






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has let the said contract to the said Shehan & 
Hewson, and 

Whereas, The Commissioners of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal are desirous of occupying 
and using, for purposes connected with" the 
canal, that part of Lock street in the city of 
Chicago, which lies east of lot 5, in block 12, in 
the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of fractional 
Sec. 29, Town 39, R. 14 E, and 

Whreeas, The said Canal Commissioners, if 
permitted to occupy Lock street, as aforesaid, 
are willing to open Ashland avenue south- 
wardly through said block 12 of the same width 
as and" on a line with that part of Ashland ave- 
nue north of the Illinois and Michigan canal, 
and to permit the erection of a bridge over said 
canal at Ashland avenue, and to pay the addi- 
tional cost of such bridge over and above the 
cost of the bridge at Post street, and 

Whereas, It is for the best interest of the 
public that said Ashland avenue should be 
opened southwardly, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That that part of Lock street in 
the city of Chicago, which lies east of lot 5, in 
block 12, in the Canal Trustees' Subdivision of 
Fractional Sec. 29, Town 39, R. 14 E., be and 
the same is hereby vacated. 

Sec. 2. The vacation mentioned in the fore- 
going section is made upon the following 
express conditions, which are to be taken and 
considered as conditions precedent, to-wit: 

The said Canal Commissioners shall open and 
extend said Ashland avenue to the extent that 
they have the legal power, as a public street, 
southwardly through block 12, in the Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of Fractional Sec. 29, 
Town 39, R. 14 E., on a line with and of the 
same width as that part of Ashland avenue 
north of said canal, and they shall further pay 
or cause to be paid, the difference in cost oe- 
tween what the city has agreed to pay for the 
reconstruction of the Post street bridge and 
the cost of a bridge and its approaches at Ash- 
land avenue. 

It is also a condition herein, that said Shehan 
& Hewson shall release the city of Chicago 
from any claim they may have against said city 
by reason of said contract for the reconstruc- 
tion of the said Post street bridge. 

Sec. 3. The Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby authorized to carry out the pro- 
visions of this ordinance on the part of the 
city in connection with the said Canal Com- 
missioners, by entering into a contract to con- 
struct a bridge over the said canal, at Ashland 
avenue, and to take the obligation of the Canal 
Commissioners for the excess of cost over and 
above the sum of six hundred and seventy-one 
($671) dollars, or make such other arrangement 
as may be deemed advisable to protect the 
interest of the city. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Swift presented 
an order directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to prepare and send to this Council an 
ordinance for opening of Washington street 
and Madison street from their present eastern 
terminus to Lake Michigan, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Hulbert present- 
ed an order directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to take some steps to place 
proper safeguards at the approaches of bridges 
along the river within the city limits, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and 
Bridges. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett present- 
ed a petition and order for carrying out the 
order for paving West Monroe street from 



Robey street to Oakley street, as per contract, 
and moved its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby directed to cause 
the order for paving that portion of West 
Monroe street extending from Robey street to 
Oakley street, passed by this Council Novem- 
ber 17, 1879, to be carried out as per contract 
with the contractor for said work as specified 
in said order. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Imhof presented 
a copy of a private contract for the pavement 
of Wesson street, and an accompanying order 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit to Olaf Vider for the pave- 
ment of said street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Hildreth pre- 
sented an order directing the Comptroller to 
refund to William Burk the sum of ten dollars 
and to Edward Rastrup the sum of ninety- 
nine dollars, the sums being amount of fines 
paid in error, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Hildreth pre- 
sented a petition for gas light on West Four- 
teenth street from Ashland avenue to Wood 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas. 

Aid. Smyth moved to take up the report of 
the Railroad Committee concerning the use of 
cobble stone. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Smyth moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

Aid. Swift moved to recommit the report to 
the Railroad Committee. 

The question being on the motion to recom- 
mit, it was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley , Burke, Riordan, Purcell, Swift, 
Bond, Hulbert, Thompson. Brady, Young, 
Burley— 14. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, Cul- 
lerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Everett, McGrath, Meyer, 
(15th Ward) Meier (16th Ward), Imhoff, Barrett, 
Murphy— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Lawler to defer and publish, it was 

Agreed to. 

The following is the report and order: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago in council assembled. 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
referred resolution concerning the use of cob- 
ble stone for pavement, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that we 
recommend the passage of the resolution, and 
that the Board of Public Works be instructed 
to prohibit the laying of any more cobble stone 
immediately. 

Thos. Purcell. 
W. W. Watkins. 

Ordered, Whereas, A few months since, 
large numbers of persons residing on various 
streets upon which horse railways are operated, 
remonstrated against the use of cobble stones 
between the railroad tracks, thereby defeating 
an ordinance which was at that time before the 
City Council, granting them permission to lay 
the same, and 

Whereas, Notwithstanding the defeat of 
said ordinance, the several horse railroad com- 
panies are continually laying cobble stones on 
such streets, therefore be it 



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Resolved, That "the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and is hereby authorized and direct- 
ed to forthwith prohibit the further use of cob- 
ble stone upon the streets by such companies 
until further orders from this Council. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett present- 
ed an order concerning the authority for laying 
cobble stones between the tracks of the West 
Division Railway Company on West Madison 
street, and moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of passing the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Everett moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Grannis, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy— 24. 

Nays — Wickersham, Ballard, Shorey, 
Watkins, McAuley, Eiordan, Purcell, Burley 
—8. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works report to this Council by what author- 
ity the West Division Railway Company are 
laying cobble stones between their tracks on 
West Madison street at certain street intersec- 
tions. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson pre- 
sented a petition from the "United Hebrew 
Relief Association of Chicago " for water pipe 
on Twenty-ninth street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Cottage place and moved the passage 
of the accompanying order for that purpose. 

Aid. Everett moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of passing the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— Watkins, Everett -2 

Aid. Thompson moved that the order be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Bradv, McGrath, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— Watkins, Everett— 2 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to cause to 
be laid water pipe on Twenty-ninth street, 
from Cottage Grove avenue to Cottage place^ a 
distance of one block, for charitable .purposes. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented. a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering list of the names 
of persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending August 28, 1880, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A commtinication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in reference to the straightening 
of the river between Twelfth and Fifteenth 
streets. 



Aid. Shorey moved that the communication be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the communication: 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Chicago, August 30, 1880. 
To the Honorable the Mayor and City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen:— An order was passed by your 
honorable body May 10th, 1880, directing the 
Commissioner of Public Works to send to you 
his opinion as to the practicability, also an ap- 
proximate estimate of the probable cost, bene- 
fits and damages for the straightening of the 
South Branch of the Chicago river, between 
south of Twelfth street and about Fifteenth 
street, &c. 

As to the practicality of the improvement, 
so far as natural difficulties only are considered, 
the suggested change is certainly feasible. The 
probable cost, however, including damages, can 
only be ascertained, I presume, at the end of a 
long list of condemnation suits, while the esti- 
mate of benefits resulting therefrom is so 
largely problematical that it can only be 
reached in a general way by argument as to the 
future permanent result if carried out. Of 
course no mere array of figures on this point 
now can be made that would be certainly reli- 
able. That the benefits would be great in 
some special cases is evident, but whether the 
general benefit would be commensurate with 
the large outlay required, is a matter of opinion 
and to some extent of conjecture rather than of 
close arithmetical calculation; therefore in re- 
sponse to this order of your Honorable Body, I 
can only submit the following approximate 
estimate made by the City Engineer to wit: 
Cost of dredging the proposed new 

Channel $98,282.40 

Cost of Docking same 27,656.00 

Engineering and Superintending 4,061.60 

Total $130,000.00 

Respectfully, 

Chas. S. Waller, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
west side of Elston avenue, from Armitage 
road to Fullerton avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McGrath, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson,' Brady, Mc- 
Grath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on 
both sides of West Sixteenth street, from Hal- 
stead street to Blue Island avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Margaret street, from W. Fourteenth 
street to W. Fifteenth street. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kiordan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sagejand passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickershajn, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shore v, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Kiordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Snivth, Peevev, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Mever (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Irnhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 

Nays— Norie. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Paulina street, from Cornelia street 
to Bloomingdale road. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McGrath, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullei-ton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
— 3L 

Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Walnut street, from Albany avenue to 
Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas. 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
^3L 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Oakley avenue from West Kinzie street 
to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage ana passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Elizabeth street from Fulton street to 
West Indiana street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Swift the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Kiordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Mc- 
Grath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
-31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for six-inch drains on 
Wesson street, from Chicago avenue to Oak 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Meyer, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Y( as— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 31. 

Nays— None 

AL80, 

A report and ordinanance establishing grade 
at the intersection of Thirty-first street and 
Calumet avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert", Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young. 
Meier, (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
both sides of West Fifteenth street, from 
Morgan street to Wood street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for water service pipe on West 
Monroe street, from Loomis street to Ashland 
avenue. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for six inch drains on West Monroe 
street, from Loomis street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Hulbert moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
stimate for curbing, grading and paving West 
Monroe street in front of sundry lots, from 
Loomis street to Ashland avenue. 

Aid. Hulbert moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make es- 
timate for thirteen lamp posts on Henry street 
from Center avenue to its eastern terminus. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for six-inch drains on Ashland avenue 
from West Congress street to West Twelfth 
street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the report be approved 
and that the order thereto attached be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
the Comptroller covering proposals for a 
suitable. lot in the vicinity of Madison and 



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Aberdeen streets for an engine house, which 

was „. 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Smyth asked unanimous consent to in- 
troduce an order. Objection being raised, the 
Aid. moved that the rules be suspended for 
that purpose. 

The chair ruled the motion out of order. 

Aid. Smyth appealed from the decision of 
the chair. 

The question then being " Shall the Chair be 
sustained," it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Gran- 
nis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Riordan, Pur- 
cell, Peevey,Schroeder,Bond, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, McGrath, Meyer, (15th Ward), Meier, 
(16th Ward), Burley— 18. 

Nays— Dixon, Shorey, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Everett, Brady, Young, 
Imhof, Murphy— 11. 

Aid. Smyth presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prevent the 
laying of cobble stones, and moved that the 
rules be suspended for the purpose of passing 
the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Sanders, McAuley, Burke, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Everett, 
Hulbert, Brady, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy— 15. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Shorey, Gran, 
nis, Watkins, Riordan, Purcell, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Thompson, McGrath, Meyer, 
(15th Ward), Burley— 14. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES, 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred an order for an ordi- 
nance for opening of West Jackson street, from 
Kedzie avenue to Homan avenue, submitted a 
report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and submit a proper ordinance for opening 
Jackson street, from Kedzie avenue to Homan 
avenue. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for sidewalk on California avenue, 
from Taylor street to Twelfth street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the prayer of 
the petitioners be granted. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom was referred an order for the improve- 
ment of Rush street, south of Ohio street, by 
private contract. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The owners of all the property 
fronting on Rush street, between the south line 
of Ohio street and the south line of the alley 
between Indiana street and Illinois street, have 
entered into a contract with J. B. Smith & Co. 
to grade and pave said Rush street in front of 
their respective property, therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby authorized to grant a permit 



to said J. B. Smith & Co., to grade and pave 
with a six inch cedar block, on one inch floor 
with lake shore gravel, said Rush street be- 
tween the points named ; and the Department of 
Public Works is further authorized to contract 
for the City's portion of said work, said contrac- 
tors to pay all costs of engineering and inspec- 
ting. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for improvement of Superior street 
east of Rush street, submitted a report, recom- 
mending that it be referred to the Department 
of Public Works for proper ordinances. 

Aid. Murphy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the improvement of Wesson street, 
from Chicago avenue to Oak street, by private 
contract, submitted a report recommending its 
passage. 

Aid. Imhof moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The owners and representatives 
of three-fourths of the property fronting on 
Wesson street, between the north line of Chi- 
cago avenue and the south line of Oak street, 
have made and signed a private contract with 
Peter Swanson to fill and pave said Wesson 
street with six-inch long cedar blocks, set on 
one-inch pine board, with sand under the same 
for bedding, using lake shore gravel between 
the blocks, and top dressing with the same, on 
said street, therefore be it and it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to said Peter Swanson to 
grade and pave said Wesson street, within the 
limits aforesaid, in accordance with said private 
contract and specification, and the Commission- 
er of Public Works is hereby authorized to let 
the city's portion of said work on said street, 
between said limits, to said Peter Swanson, at 
a price not to exceed the price named in said 
private contract; and it is further 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a prop- 
er ordinance for making of said improvement, 
grading and paving in front of such lots, be- 
tween said points, not included in said private 
contract, provided that the costs and expenses 
of the same shall be paid for by special assess- 
ment; and be it further 

Ordered, That the said Department is hereby 
authorized to let the last mentioned work to 
said Peter Swanson, to grade and pave in front 
of the lots not embraced in said private con- 
tract, to be paid for when the assessment levied 
for that purpose shall have been collected, said 
contractor to pay all costs of engineering and 
inspecting. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for railroad track on Illinois 
street, from Pine street to St. Clair street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the report and ordi- 
nance be published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report and ordinance: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., 
to whom was refered an ordinance for railroad 
• track on Illinois street, from Pine street to 
St. Clair street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that they recom- 
mend that the same be passed. 

Adam Meyer. 
John Murphy. 
Anton Imhof. 



Aug. 30,1 



137 



[1880. 



AN OKDINANCE 

Granting permission to George Bullen & Co. 
to lav a railroad track on East Illinois street, 
connecting with the track of the Chicago Dock 
and Canal Company, commencing at the east 
line of St. Clair street and running west on said 
Illinois street to the east line of Pine street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That permission and authority- 
be and thev are hereby granted to George Bul- 
len & Co. to" lav down, maintain and operate a 
railroad track in and along east Illinois street 
and across St. Clair street from the east line 
of said St. Clair street to the east line of 
Pine street, and in front of the warehouse of 
said George Bullen & Co. 

Sec. 2. Said grant to be for the term of ten 
years from and after the passage of this ordi- 
nance. Provided, that the said George Bullen 
& Co. shall enter into bonds in the penal sum of 
five thousand dollars with the city of Chicago, 
to be approved by the Mayor, to hold and save 
the city harmless from all damages, expenses 
and consequences from or by this ordinance. 

And provided, That privileges hereby grant- 
ed shall be enjoyed subject to all ordinances 
now in force concerning railroads or which may 
hereafter be passed. 

Sac. 3. That said railroad track hereby au- 
thorized to be laid shall be laid on the south 
side of the crossing of said St. Clair street, and 
along the said south side of Illinois street to 
the east line of Pine street and in front of said 
warehouse of said George Bullen & Co. 

Sec. 4. Said George Bullen & Co., in consider- 
ation of the premises hereby granted to them, 
shall lay down and keep in good repair such 
culverts, cross walks or plankings as the City 
Council may direct, and shall generally con- 
form to such rules and regulations as the De- 
partment of Public Works may make for the 
laying down of said track, and shall fill, grade 
or pave and keep in repair such portions of 
said streets occupied by them as and when the 
City Council or Department of Public Works 
shall order and direct. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the report be made 
the special order for the next regular meeting 
at 9.00 p. m. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Grannis, 
Watkins, Altpeter, Schroeder, McGrath, Meyer 
(15th Ward) Burley— 10. 

Nays— Dixon, Shorey, McAuley, Riordan, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, Young, 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy — 18. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order repealing order for improvement of 
alley, B. 29, Wolcott's Addition, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be repealed. 

Aid. Young moved to. concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 



Ordered, That the order passed by the Coun- 
cil March 15, 1880, authorizing M. E. Page to fill 
an alley in block 29, Wolcott's Addition, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett pre- 
sented a petition for the repeal of the ordi- 
nance for opening of Irving place, from Wilcox 
street north to Monroe street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

The Committee on Wharves and Publie 
Grounds, to whom was referred a petition of 
J. S. Kirk & Co. and others, to have dock line on 
river east of Rush street straightened, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Peevey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for parade ground on Lake Park, sub- 
mitted a report recommending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and order: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, to whom was referred an order for 
parade ground on Lake Park, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
that the same be passed. 

James Peevey, Chairman. 

For the purpose of adding an attractive fea- 
ture to Lake Park, and also with a view of 
increasing the efliciency of the several military 
organizations ana the police of the city, by 
affording them a convenient and suitable place 
for field drill ; 

Be it ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works cause a portion of said Lake Park, 
not exceeding six hundred and fifty feet in 
length, to be prepared for and designated as a 
•' parade ground." That the several military 
organizations of the city be permitted the free 
use of said parade ground, at such times and 
under such rules and restrictions as the Com- 
missioner of Public Works may from time to 
time establish. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Grannis, Watkins McAuley, 
Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Bond, Everett, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward) 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 18. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Swift, Hulbert— 11. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



Aug 30,]. 



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[1880. 



Sept. 6,] 



139 



[1880. 



CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SEIFI'IEI&vdllBIE::^, ©, 1S80. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Pure ell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Bradv, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward"), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley, 
and his Honor the Mayor. 

Absent — Aid. Dixon, McNurney, Swift, 
Thompson and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Wickersham moved that the minutes of 
the last regular meeting, held August 30, 1880, 
he approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor, covering names of per- 
sons released from the House of Correction 
during the week ending September 4th, 1880, 
which was 

Placed on file. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burke present- 
ed a petition from residents on Clark street, 
from Sixteenth street to Twenty-second street, 
against allowing the City Railway Co. to pave 
the street between their tracks with cobble 
stones, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

KBPOKTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller submitted his state- 
ment of the receipts and expenditures of the 
City of Chicago for the month of August, 1880, 
which was 

Placed on file. 



The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of W. Polk street, from Loomis street to 
Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Purcell, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas nays as follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16ih Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—31. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Congress street, from Robey 
street to Hoyne avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hulbert, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and naj s as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett. Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (15th Ward). Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
— 3L 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Halsted street, from West Madison 
street to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Peevey, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke 



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[1880. 



Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroe<ler, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Bradv, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (5th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
-31. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clinton street, from West Lake street 
to Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schroeder, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders," Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Itiordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Evere t, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward), imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Halsted street, from West Madison 
street to south branch of Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smyth, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
anrt passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Mever, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley, 
— 31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Brown street, from West Fourteenth 
street to West Sixteenth street. 

B^- unanimons consent, on motion of Aid. 
Riordan, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wicker.-ham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, HiMreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays —None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for three lamp posts 
on Elizabeth street, from West Randolph 
street to West Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, HiMreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Mciirath, Lor- 
enz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—31. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
and annulling assessment for the improvement 
of twenty feet strip in Ashland avenue, from 
West Congress street to West Twenty-second 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 



Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGraih, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 31. 

Nays— None 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for the improvement of Ashland avenue, from 
W. Congress street to W. Twenty-second street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Ashland ave- 
nue, from W. Congress street to W. Twenty- 
second street," passed December 15, 1879, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed Febrhary 11, 1880, warrant 
3505, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby ordered to refund all moneys received 
by him on account of said warrant 3505. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for widening south 
branch of Chicago River, between West Adams 
street and West Van Buren street. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report and 
ordinance be referred to the Committee on Har- 
bor and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for changing name of 
Barry Point road to Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, HiMreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer, (15th Ward), Young, Meier, 
(16ih Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphv, Burley 
—31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Changing the name of Barry Point road to 
Colorado avenue. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of the street 
heretofore known as Barry Point road, in sec- 
tions 13 and 14, T. 39 N., R. 13 E, be and the 
same is hereby changed to Colorado avenue. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

■ ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for repealing ordi- 
nance for sidewalk on the west side of Kedzie 
avenue, from West Madison street to West 
Lake street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hulbert, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hil- 
dreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley — 31. 

Nays~~ None. 



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[1880. 



The following is the ordinance as passed; 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinance for sidewalk on the west 
side of Kedzie avenue, from W. Madison street 
to W. Lake street. 
Be it 07'dained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for sidewalk on the west side of 
Kedzie avenue, from W. Madison street to W. 
Lake street," passed May 17, 1S80, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
for improvement of Ada street, from West 
Madison street to Arbor place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bond, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
ami passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shore y, Grannis, "Wat kins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Pur.-ell, Smvth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15ih Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imtiof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinance for the improvement of 

Ada street, from W. Madison street to Arbor 

place. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 

ordinance for the improvement of Ada street, 

■ from W. Madison street to Arbor place," passed 

> December 1, 1879, be and the same is hereby 

repealed. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
in regard to the improvement of Ellis avenue. 

Bv unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior«ian, Hildreth, Law. 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier 
(16' h Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 
—31. 

Nay s— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Repealing ordinance and annulling assessment 
for the improvement of Ellis avenue, from 
Douglas avenue to Egan avenue. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled "An 
ordinance for the improvement of Ellis avenue, 
from Douglas avenue to Egan avenue," passed 
January 18, 1878, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, anil that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
October 15, 1879, warrant No. 3366, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to refund all moneys received 
by him on account of said warrant 3366. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

An order for an ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing and macadamizing Ellis avenue from Doug- 
las avenue to Egan avenue. 



Aid. Wickersham moved that the order be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed i o prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for curbing, grad- 
ing ami macadamizing Ellis avenue from Doug- 
las avenue to Egan avenue. 

The clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for six-inch drains 
on Wesson street, from Chicago avenue to Oak 
street. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McAuley pre- 
sented an order for an ordinance for sidewalk 
on Ullman street, from Thirty-third street to 
Thirty-fourth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be directfd to prepare and send to this 
Council an ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
east side of Ullman street, from Thirty-third 
street to Thirty-fourth street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McAuley pre- 
sented an order for an ordinance lor sidewalk 
on Weni worth avenue from Sixteenth street to 
Eighteenth street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to prepare a proper ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on the east side of Went- 
worth avenue, from Sixteenth street to 
Eighteenth street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McAuley pre- 
sented an order for gas mains on La Salle street 
from Twenty-seventh street to Thirty-third 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burke present- 
ed an order for an ordinance for sidewalks on 
Laurel street, between Thirty-fifth street 
and Thirty-ninth street, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The fallowing is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be, and is hereby directed to prepare 
and send to this Council a proper ordinance for 
sidewalk on both sides of Laurel street, be- 
tween Thirty-fifth street and Thirty-ninth 
street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Peevey present- 
ed an order in regard to teaming on the newly 
improved portion of Jackson street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be directed to adopt such measures as 
may be necessary to prevent heavy loaded 
teams from traveling or driving over the newly 
improved por> ion of Jackson street for the 
next sixty days. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meier presented 
an ordinance concerning the erection of lamp 
posts and the lighting of certain streets with 
oil, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Burley moved that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Gas. 

The motion prevailed. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
sented an order concerning bids for lighting 
streets with other material than gas, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the order be referred 
to the Committee on Gas. 

Aid. Cullenon moved that the rules be sus- 
pended and the order passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cul- 
lerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Peevey, schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer, (15th 
Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barr«tt, Murphy— 27. 

Nays— Sanders, Altpeter, Smyth, Burley— 4. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to forth- 
with advertise for proposals to light the street 
lamps of the city with other material than 
gas. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Bond presented 
an order concerning water service pipes and 
private drains on West Monroe street, from 
Loomis street to Ashland avenue, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works i3 hereby authorized and directed to let 
the contract for laying water service pipes and 
private drains on West Monroe street from 
Loomis street to Ashland avenue, to the lowest 
responsible bidder, payable from the special 
assessment for the same when collected. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Schroeder pre- 
sented an order for an ordinance for paving 
Randolph street between Desplaines street 
and Halsted street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Schroeder pre- 
sented an order for refunding money paid for 
pool table licenses in 1879, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett presented 
a resolution appointing Aid. James J. McGrath 
to fill all places on committees vacated by 
Frank A. Stauber, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That James J. McGrath, be and he 
is hereby appointed to fill all places on Com- 
mittees vacated by Frank A. Stauber. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett pre- 
sented petitions from residents on West Jack- 
son street, between Halsted street and Califor- 
nia avenue for the removal and for preventing 
the future placing of telegraph and telephone 
poles upon said street, and moved the passage 
of the accompanying order. 

Aid. Sanders moved that the matter be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Murphy pre- 
sented a petition from property owners in block 
2, of Butler, Wright & Webster's Addition, 
against the establishment of a lumber yard in 
that locality, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Fire and Water be requested to report on the 
matter pertaining to telegraph and telephone 
poles at the next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Wickersham 
presented an order for an ordinance for curbing, 
filling and paving Franklin street, from Lake 
street to South Water street, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works is hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for curbing, filling 
and paving Franklin street, from Lake street 
to South Water street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Wickersham 
presented a petition for the pavement of the 
alley between Randolph and Lake streets, in 
block 10, Fort Dearborn, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Brady presented 
a remonstrance against the enforcement of the 
ordinance for extension of W. Indiana street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Meier presented 
an order in regard to closing the testimony in 
the election contest between Frank A. Stauber 
and J. J. McGrath within thirty days, and 
moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend the order by 
striking out the word " thirty," and inserting 
the word "sixty." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Meier moved that the order be passed as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Be it ordered, That the respondent in the f 
election contest of Frank A. Stauber against 
J. J. McGrath, now pending before this Council, 
close his testimony in said cause and file the 
same with the City Clerk within sixty days 
from date hereof. Dated September 6, 1880. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McGrath pre^ 
sented an order directing the Comptroller to 
report the amount of money paid on annulled 
special assessments, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby instructed to report to this Council, at 
his earliest convenience, the amount of money 
heretofore paid on annulled special assess- 
ments, if any, giving the number of each spe- 
cial so annulled, and the amount of money paid 
on each, and the amount paid back to the prop- 
erty owners, if any. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Hulbert pre- 
sented an order for an ordinance for paving 
Park avenue, from Ashland avenue to Rockwell 
street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance for paving Park avenue, from Ashland 
avenue to Rockwell street, with cedar blocks. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burley pre- 
sented a resolution concerning the assessment 
for the improvement of Ellis avenue. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Comptroller notify the 
County Collector forthwith that the assess- 
ment for the improvement of Ellis avenue has 
been annulled, and direct him to omit from the 
sale any and all property under such assess- 
ment. 



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Resolved, That the City Clerk give notice of 
this resolution at once. 

By unaninous consent, Aid. Meyer, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., sub- 
mitted a report concerning the erection of a 
sidewalk on Fullerton avenne, between Racine 
avenue and Southport avenue, recommending 
that it be referred to the Department of Public 
Works, with instructions to grant the prayer of 
the petition. 

Aid Meyer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for paving Erie street by private con- 
tract, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be passed. 

Aid. Imhof moved, to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullefton, Altpeter. Riordan,Hildreth, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meyer, (15th Ward), Youna:. Meier, (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 31. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, A large majority ol the property 
owners and representatives of property on 
Erie street, between Clark street and St. Clair 
street, have entered inio a contract with A. H. 
Perkins and W. H. Watson to curb, grade and 
pave said Erie street in front of their said pro- 
perty, in accordance with certain specifications 
m said contract mentioned, therefore be it, and 
is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the said A. H. Perkins 
and W. H. Watson to curb, grade and pave said 
Erie street, in front of their property in accord- 
ance with said contract and specifications, and 
the Commissioner is hereby authorized to let 
the city's portion, and sundry lots that are not 
included in the said contract for said improve- 
ment between said points, at a price not to 
exceed the price for similar work at public 
letting, or to advertise the same to be let to 
the lowest bidder. Also 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and report to this Council a pro- 
per ordinance for the making of said improve- 
ment in front of said lots, between Clark street 
and St. Clair street, as are not included in said 
contract; 

Provided, That the cost and expense of the 
same shall be paid by special assessment, when 
the assessment levied for that purpose shall 
have been collected. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance for vacation of alleys in Block 35, 
Canal Trustees Subdivision of Sec. 33, T. 40, N. 
R. 14 E., submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled : 

Your Committee on streets and Alleys, N. D. 
to whom was referred ordinance for vacation 
of alleys in Block 25, Canal Trustees Subdivi- 
sion, Sec. 33, T. 40, N: R. 14 E. 

Having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that we recommend the same 
to be passed. 

Adam Meter. 
Anton Imhof. 
John Murphy. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the alleys in Block 25, 
Canal Trustees Subdivision of N. X and N. )£ of 
S. E. % and E. X of S. W. K of Section 33, T. 40, 
N. R. 14 E., as shown on the portion colored 
brown of the plat hereto attached, be and 
the same are hereby vacated and closed, Pro- 
vided, however, that the ordinance shall not 
take effect until a new alley, from Burling 
street to Edward street, as shown on the por- 
tion colored red of the plat hereto attached 
shall have been opened, and a plat of the same 
placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alley shall be opened 
and a plat of the same placed on public record 
within thirty days from the passage of this 
ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for paving alley between Pine and 
St. Clair streets, and Erie and Ontario streets, 
by private contract, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Murphy moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Lorenz, Mever 
(15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, a large majority of the property 
owners and representatives of property on 
alley between Pine and St. Clair streets, and 
Erie and Ontario streets, have entered into a 
contract with A. H. Perkins and W. H. Watson 
to curb, grade and pave said alley in rear of 
their said property, in accordance with certain 
specifications in said contract mentioned, there- 
fore be it and is hereby 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to the said A. H. Perkins 
and W. H. Watson, to curb, grade and pave 
said alley in rear of their property, in accord- 
ance with said contract and specifications, and 
the Commissioner is hereby authorized to let 
the city's portion, and sundry lots that are not 
included in the said contract, for said improve- 
ment, between said points, at a price not to 
exceed the price for similar work at public let- 
ting, or to advertise the same to be let to the 
lowest bidder. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
prepare and report to this Council a proper 
ordinance for the making of said improvement 
in rear of said lots, between Pine and St. Clair 
streets, and Erie and Ontario streets, as are not 
included in said contract. 

Provided, That the cost and expense of the 
same shall be paid by special assessment when 
the assessment levied for that purpose shall 
have been collected. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against the improvement of 
Erie street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Barrett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lorenz presented 
an order for sidewalk on Green street, between 
Milwaukee avenue and Erie street, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council a pro- 
per ordinance for sidewalk on both sides of 



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Green street, from Milwaukee avenue to Erie 
street. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Oullerton pre- 
sented petitions from property owners on Lake 
street authorizing the Chicago West Division 
Riil way Company to lay tracks on West Lake 
street, from Rockwell street to City limits, 
Which were 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
sented an order for causing Ogden avenue to 
be put in good condition, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Cullerton pre- 
sented a petition of property owners in the 
sixth ward for gas on Ruble street. 

Referred to the Committee on Gas. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Everett, of 
the Committee on Schools, presented a report 
concerning protest against the appointment of 
John G. Shortall as an appraiser of School pro- 
perty by the city, recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
a communication from the Board of Education 
concerning the purchase of lots for school pur- 
pose, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of the accompanying order. 

Aid. Everett moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins McAuley, Burke, 
Altpe'ter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, 
flu bert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meyer (15th 
Ward) Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley-30. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be 
and they are hereby directed to purchase for 
the School Department lots 23 and 24 of Block 
11, D. S. Lee's Addition to Chicago, being 53.25 
by 167.4 feet, for the sum of two thousand 
($2,000) dollars. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Comptroller in 
reference to school site on S. W. corner of 
Huron street and Franklin street, submitted a 
report recomrat ndin<r that the communication 
of the Board of Education, deducting forty 
dollars from the price of said site, be con- 
curred in. 

Aid. Clark moved that the report be deferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be made 
the special order for Monday next, at 8 p.m. 
The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Brady presented 
a remoustrance against Horse Railway on 
Union Park Place and Fulton street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Smyth of the 
Committee on Health and County Relations, 
to whom were referred several amendments to 
the Factory ordinance, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the accompany- 
ing ordinance. 



Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago in council assembled. 

Your Committee on Health and County Rela- 
tions to whom was referred several amend- 
ments to the factory ordinance, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report, 
recommending the passage of the ordinance 
herewith submitted. 

m. mcauley. 
Anion Imhof. 
John Murphy. 
Frank Lawler. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. No child under the age of 
twelve years shall be employed in any work, 
service oi employment whatever in any place 
of employment in the city of Chicago, except 
such service or employment be for the parent 
or parents of such child in the domestic and 
household matters of such parent or paren s. 

Sec. 2. No child under the age of fifteen 
years shall be employed more than eiuht hours 
a day, such hours to be only between seven 
o'clock, a. m., and six o'clock, p. m. following. 

Sec. 3. Whoever violates any of the pro- 
visions of the foregoing ordinance shall be lia- 
ble to a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each 
and every offense. 

Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
several amendments to the factory ordinance,, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Health and County Re- 
lations, to whom were referred several amend- 
ments to the factory ordinance, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance 
herewith submitted. 

John M. Smyth. 
M. McAuley. 
Anton Imhof. 
John Mirhht. 
Frank Lawler. 

an ordinance 
for the regulation and inspection of factories^ 
workshops, stores, warehouses, yards, and all 
other places of employment. 

Be it ordained by the city council of the city of 
Chicago: 
Section 1. That whoever employs, or caus- 
es to be employed any person or persons in any 
factory, workshop, store, warehouse, yard, 
grain elevator, or other place of service or 
employment where hired service, or any 
manual labor is performed, shall not be permit- 
ted to put at work more persons in any one 
room or place than the laws of health will 
warrant; all such rooms or places of employ- 
ment shall have a ventilator or 
ventilators, or other appliances suffi- 
ciently large to carry off all foul or im- 
pure air and to reduce the air of such room or 
place of employment to the standard of fresh 
air, and there shall be allowed to each person 
in a work ro"in at least five hundred i500) cubic 
feet air space. Such places shall also have 
sufficient doorsand stairways and fire escapes 
for the escape of the employes in cases of fire 
or any other accidents. All such places of two 
or more stories h eighth shall have for every 



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twenty feet of frontage, one front stairway 
and one rear stairway, not less than fifty feet 
apart. 

Skc. 2. Every vat, pan, or other structure 
with molten metal or hot liquid, shall be sur- 
rounded with proper safeguards for prevent- 
ing accidents or injury to those employed at or 
near them. 

All belting, shafting, gearing, hoists, fly- 
wheels, elevators and drums of manufacturing 
establishments so located as to be dangerous to 
employes when engaged in their ordinary du- 
ties, shall be securely guarded or fenced so as 
to be safe to every person employed in the 
place of employment where such things are 
used. 

Sec. 3. All such places of employment or 
service shall be kept in a cleanly condition, 
free from the effluvium of a sewer, drain, 
privy, stable or other nuisance, also from all 
gases, vapors, dust or other impurities genera- 
ted by manufacturing processes or otherwise, 
and injurious to health Sufficient and separ- 
ate privies and urinals shall be provided for 
male and female employes, and such privies 
shall be ventilated. 

Sec. 4. All the walls and ceilings inside any 
place of employment or service, whether 
plastered or not, "and all the passages and stair- 
cases (if they have not been painted with oil, 
or varnished within five years) shall be lime- 
washed at least once within every twelve 
months, and if they have been so painted or 
varnished, shall be washed with hot water and 
soap within the same period. 

The walls and roofs, doors and windows shall 
be kept in good repair, so as to keep out rain, 
wind and snow. 

Sec. 5. The Commissioner of Health shall 
visit, or cause to be visited by an officer, all 
such places of employment or service within 
the city, at least once a month, to see that the 
provisions of this ordinance are complied with 
and shall have such arrangements made as may 
be deemed necessary for the safety and health 
of the employes, pursuant to the terms of this 
ordinance and such laws as may be in force 
•concerning health and sanitary measures. 

Sec. 6. The Commissioner of Health shall, an- 
nually, during the first quarter of each and 
every fiscal year, place fui.l and detailed sta- 
tistical reports of the work of the inspectors 
before the City Council. The reports shall 
specify the following: 

1st. Number of males and females of all ages 
employed, also number of boys and girls under 
fifteen years of age employed. 

2d. The number 'of violations of this ordi- 
nance and the number of abatements, with 
detailed accounts of improvements effected. 

3d. General and special sanitary condition 
of all people in labor or service in factories, 
workshops, stores, warehouses, elevators, yards 
and domestic workrooms. 

4th. Number and kind of dangerous and un- 
healthy employments, and diseases of the sev- 
eral trades and occupations. 

Such reports shall be printed as public docu- 
ments for the information of the people. 

Sec. 7. There shall be affixed at the entrance 
of each place of employment, and in such 
other place as the inspector for the time being 
may direct, a copy of this ordinance, in large 
type, on card or paper. Any corporation, man- 
ufacturer, employer, agent, or osher person 



refusing admission to his or her factory, work- 
shop, store or other place of employment or 
service, to the Commissioner of Health or other 
officer, or refusing to comply with the provis- 
ions of this ordinance, shall be fined not less than 
fifty dollars, and not more than two hundred 
dollars, for each offence. All fines to be recov- 
ered in the name of the city, and when col- 
lected to be paid into the city treasury. 

Sec. 8. The ordinance for the regulation and 
inspection of factories and workshops, passed 
October 27, 1879, and all other ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

Aid. Meier moved that the report be made 
the special order for Monday next, at 9 p. m. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Purcell asked the unanimous consent 
to take up the reports of the Committee on 
Railroads. 

Aid. Smyth called for the regular order. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up the re- 
ports of the Committee on Railroads. 

The Chair ruled Aid. PercelPs motion out of 
order. 

Aid. Everett appealed from the decision of 
the Chair. 

The question now being, "Shall the Chair 
be sustained," it was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Sanders, Mc Auley, Burke, 
Ab peter, Riordan, Lawler, Schroeder, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Barrett, Burley— 11. 

Nays— Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Cullerton, Hil- 
dreth, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Bond, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Murphy— 17. 

The question then being on Aid. PurcelPs 
moiion to suspend the rules, it was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Ballard, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Purcell, Peevey, Schroe- 
der, Hulbert, Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy 
— 14. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, Shorey, 
Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Bond, 
Everett, Bra'ty, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Meyer (16th Ward), Burley— 15. 

Aid. Burley moved that the rules be sus- 

F tended for the purpose of introducing a reso- 
ution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 
Yeas— Purcell, Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 4. 
Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Brady McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Barrett— 25. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Meyer moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



SEPTEMBER lO, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Rinrdan, Hildretn, Law- 
ler, Pur-ell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Bradv, McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley. 

Absent— Aid. Dixon, Watkins, McNurney, 
Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward) and McCormick. 

Aid. Shorey moved that Aid. Cullerton take 
the Chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

CALL. 

The Clerk read the following call: 

Chicago, September 8, 1880. 
To the City Clerk: 

You are hereby notified that a special meet- 
ing of the City Council is hereby calh d for 
the 10th day of September, 1880, at the hour of 
7.30 P. M., to consider reports of standing com- 
mittees and unfinished business. 

e. f. cullerton, 
Thomas Purcell, 
E. P. Barrett, 
J. Murphy. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an order for sewers on Leavitt and 
other streets, submitted a report recommend- 
ing i hat it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order relating to license of dealers in second- 
hand furniture and clothing, submitted a re- 
port recommending its passage. 



Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays, as 
follows: 

Teas— Wick ersham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Grannis, McAuley. Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Law ler, Pnrcej], Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, 
Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy— 19. 

Nays— None". 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, Several parties paid into the City 
Treasury the sum of one hundred dollars, re- 
spectively, for a license as dealers in second- 
hand clothing and household goods, for the 
year beginning April 1, 1880, and whereas, the 
license fee has been reduced since the payment 
aforesaid, to thirty five dollars, and thereby to 
the injury and prejudice of said parties so re- 
spectively paying one hundred dollars, now 

It is ordered, That there be refunded to each 
of said parties who have paid one hundred dol- 
lars for license, as aforesaid, the sum of sixty- 
five dollars. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order concerning special assessment notices, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on tile. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of L. Z. Leiter, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the accompany- 
ing order, directing the Comptroller to refund 
to L. Z. Leiter the sum of six hundred dollars 
upon receipt of a proper bond of indemnity. 

Ala. Purcell moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Joseph Dinet for allowance for 
taxes erroneously paid, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
referred the petition of Jones & Laughlin for 
permision to lay side track on Fulton street, 
submitted a report concurring in the previous 
report of the Committee and recommending 
the passage of the accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Ballard moved to amend by inserting 
the words "for the period often years " in 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the ordinance as 
amended be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Bra<ly, 
Young:, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley 19. 

Nays— Sanders, Lawler, Meyer (15th Ward) 
—3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE" 

Granting permission to Jones & Laughlins to 
lay down and operate a railroad track across 
Fulton street. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission is hereby given 
and granted to Jones & Laughlin to lay down 
and operate a railroad track over and across FuL 
ton street, from the tracks now laid on North 
Canal street operated by the Pittsburg, Ft. 
Wayne & Chicago, and the Chicago, Milwaukee 
& St. Paul railroad companies, to the iron and 
nail warehouse between Canal, Lake and West 
Water streets, belonging to the said Jones & 
Laughlin, for the period of ten years. Pro- 
vided, That the said Jones & Laughlin shall, 
before laying said track, enter into bond with 
said city in the sum of ten thousand dollars, to 
be approved by the Mayor, to hold and save the 
city harmless from all damages, costs and ex- 
penses whatever inconsequence of the passage 
of this ordinance and the granting of the privi- 
lege herein mentioned; and provided, that said 
track shall be laid down and maintained under 
the direction and supervision of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works; and provided that the 
privilege hereby granted shall be subject to all 
ordinances now in force concerning railroads, or 
which may be hereafter passed; and 

Provided, That this ordinance shall at all 
times be subject to modification, amendment or 
repeal, and in case of repeal all privileges 
hereby granted shall cease and determine. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the enforcement of an ordinance 
regulating the speed of railway trains, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. Burley moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

' The Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred a communication of the Fire Mar- 
shal recommending the extension of water 



mains on several streets, for fire protection, 
submitted the following report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom 
was referred communication of Fire Marshal 
recommending the extension of water mains on 
several streets, for fire protection, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully re- 
port and recommend that the extension to be 
made on the following streets— 

On Kinzie street between Dearborn and Rush 
streets, 1,200 feet 6-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Franklin street between Michigan and 
Ontario streets 1,150 feet 8-inch, to replace 
4-inch. 

On Market street between Ohio and Huron 
streets, 870 feet 6-inch, to replace 4»-inch. 

On Rush street between Superior and Kinzie 
streets, 1,960 feet 8-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Indiana street between Clark and St. Clair 
streets, 2,250 feet 6-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Oak street between Sedgwick and Wells 
streets, 1,150 feet 8-inch, to replace 6 and 4-inch 

On Rush street between Oak and State streets 
700 feet 8-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Milwaukee avenue between Ashland and 
North avenues, 3,600 feet 12-inch, to replace 
6-inch. 

On Kinzie street between Peoria and Morgan 
streets, 600 feet 12-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Third avenue between Jackson and Harri- 
son streets, 1,200 feet 8-inch, to replace 3 inch. 

On Fourth avenue between Jackson and Har- 
rison streets, 1,200 feet 8-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Ewing street betwee Blue Island avenue 
and Canal street, 2,500 feet 8-inch, to replace 
4-inch. 

On May street between Twelfth and Harri- 
son streets, 1,800 feet 8-inch, to replace 4-inch. 

On Twenty-second street between Morgan 
and Halsted streets, 1,300 feet 6-inch, to replace 
4-inch. 

On Market street between Chicago avenue 
and Division street, 2,660 feet 8-inch, to replace 
4-inch. 

NEW MAINS. 

On Franklin street from Madison to Adams 
street, 800 feet 8-inch main. 

On West Twelfth street from Ashland avenue 
to Robey street, 2,350 feet 16-inch main. 

On Robey street from Ashland avenue to 
Birch street, 850 feet 12- inch main. 

On Polk street from Kendall street to Ogden 
avenue, 300 feet 8-inch main. 

On Lumber street from Eighteenth to Twen- 
ty-second streets, 2,360 feet 8-inch main. 

We therefore recommend the passage of the 
accompanying ordinance, 

H. P. Thompson, 
John Murphy, 
D. L. Shorey, 
Thos. Purcell. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Bond, Brady, Mc- 
Grath, Mever (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Bar- 
rett, Murphy, Burley— 26. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

authorizing the transfer of thirty-five thousand 
dollars from the credit of the water income 
account to the credit of the water pipe exten- 
sion account. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sum of thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars be and the same is hereby trans- 



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ferred from the credit of the water income 
account to the credit of the water pipe exten- 
sion account, the said sum to be expended in 
water-pipe extension under the direction of 
the Department of Public Works, 

Sec. 2. This ordinance snail take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred a petition for removal of 
street venders, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the matter be referred to His Honor, 
the Maror, ami the Superintendent of Police. 

Aid Wickersham moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for an ordinance for paving Dearborn 
street, from Monroe to Jackson streets, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the order. 

Aid. Schroeder moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works are hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for paving Dear- 
born street from Monroe to Jackson street. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for an ordinance for the opening of 
Fourteenth street to the river, and for the con- 
struction of a bridge, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the matter be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report of the 
committee and the communication of the City 
Engineer be published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and communica- 
tion: 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council assembled : 

Tour Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., 
to whom was referred an order for an ordinance 
for the opening of Fourteenth street to the 
river, and for the construction of a bridge, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report that we have personally inspec- 
ted the ground, and fully appreciate the im- 
portance to the general public of a bridge at 
that point, yet we find the obstacles in the way 
of such improvement so many and so great that 
we cannot recommend undertaking the work 
in the present state, of the City's finances. 

The City Engineer, a letter from whom we 
submit herewith, estimates the cost or the 
improvement at $151,962.00, exclusive of the 
cost of viaduct and of damages to buildings 
now in process of construction. 

We believe that the whole cost of the im- 
provement would exceed a half million of 
dollars. Some of the obstacles could be better 
overcome by building a tunnel instead of a 
bridge, and your Committee would suggest 
that before spending any money on the pro- 
posed improvement, it would be well to have 
careful surveys made, with a view to an intel- 
ligent comparison of the two methods. We 
therefore recommend that the matter be placed 
on file. John M. Clark, 

E. P. Burke, 

SWATNE WlCKERSHAM. 

P. Sanders, 
a. Grannis. 
department of public works. 

Chicago, Aug. 7, 1880. 
John M. Clark, Esq., 

Aid. Third Ward: 
Dear Sir— The enclosed Council order, re- 
ferred to this Department, is herewith returned 
with required information. 



The subject was before the authorities from 
1874 to 1876. The estimate for the improvement 
contemplated was made by commissioners in 
1874, amounting to $12 1,570; at present advance 
of labor and material the estimate would reach 
$151,962. The whole proceedings had in the 
matter are set forth in detail in Book of Con- 
demnation Ordinances, page 273, now in hands 
of Mr. Jones, Assessment Department. 
Respectfully, 

Dewitt C. Cregter, 

Act'g City Engineer. 

streets and alleys, w. d. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., 
to whom was referred a petition of Baker 
& Bros., for permission to lay track on W. Tay- 
lor street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning the publication of pro- 
posed ordinances, granting the right of way on 
certain streets on the West Side, now in the 
hands of the Railroad Committee, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a remonstrance against improvement of W. 
Twenty-first street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the petition be granted, and that 
the Department of Public Works be directed 
to prepare the proper ordinance in compliance 
with the prayer of the petitioners. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition for the vacation and opening of an 
alley in the Sixth ward, submitted a report 
recommending that the petition be granted, 
and that the Department of Public Works pre- 
pare and send to this Council a proper ordi- 
nance in compliance with the prayer of the 
petitioners. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for paving Randolph street, from Des- 
plaines to Halsted street, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Schroeder moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works are hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for paving Ran- 
dolph street, between Desplaines and Halsted 
streets. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order directing Ogden avenue to be put in 
good condition, submitted a report: recommend- 
ing that it be referred to the Department of 
Public Works. 

Aid. Peevey moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS. 

The Committee on Gas, to whom was referred 
a proposition from Buffalo Petroleum Gas Light 



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Company, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the Gas Inspector's report for quarter ending 
May 1, 1880, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of B. Giroux, concerning street 
signs, submitted a report recommending that it 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Brady moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition and order for lamp posts on Twenty- 
first street, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the order. 

Aid. Sanders moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby instructed to prepare a 
proper ordinance for lamp post on Twenty- 
first street, from Butler street to Went- 
worth avenue. 

, ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a re solution, com- erning advertising for propos- 
als to light certain streets with oil or other 
material than gas, submitted a report recom- 
mending its passage. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE. 

The Committee on Police, to whom was re- 
ferred an order concerning site for police sta- 
tion in the West Division, submitted a report 
recommending its passage. 

Aid. Riordan moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to advertise for proposals for 
ground in the West Division suitable for a 
Police station, said advertisement to be in 
accordance with the appropriation therefor. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the sale of the Madison street 
Police Station, submitted a report recommend- 
ing its passage. 

Aid. Peevy moved that the report be de- 
ferred . 

The motion prevailed. 

HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbor and Bridges, to 
whom was referred a communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works, concerning 
dredging, submitted majority and minority re- 
ports thereon. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that both reports be 
laid on the table. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the reports be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in reference to the survey of 
the Chicago river, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the communication be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Grannis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning estimate of cost and 
running expenses, of a dredge for the City, sub- 
mitted a report recommending it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Altpeter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution directing the Department of Pub- 
lic Works to include in their annual estimate 
the cost of constructing a bridge at Jackson 
street, submitted a report recommending that 
it be placed on file. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication concerning the wages of 
bridge tenders, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Imhof moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution concerning whistling of tugs on 
the river, submitted a report recommending 
that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom were referred 
petitions for a bridge over the South Branch 
of the Chicago River at Washington street, 
submitted a report recommending that it be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution instructing the Board of Public 
Works to include in their annual estimate the 
cost of a bridge at Fourteenth street, submit- 
ted a report recommending that it be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the report be de- 
ferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

LICENSES. 

The Committee on Licenses, to whom was 
referred the petition of E. Chaput for rebate 
on second-hand dealers license, submitted a 
report recommending.that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Meyer moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

AL80, 

Tbe same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance concerning the increase of 
saloon license by grading to the amount of 
five hundred dollars, submitted a report 



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recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen oj the city of Chi- 
cago in common council assembled. 
Your Committee on Lieen>es, to whom was 
referred an ordinance concerning the regula- 
tion of saloon license by grading 10 the amount 
of v $500j five hundred dollars, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report 
and recommend to place the same on file. 

J II. HlLDRETH, 

Adam Meyer. 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of Chicago, 
in manner following, that is to say: 
Section I. The Mayor is hereby authorized 
to grant license for the sale of spirituous, 
vinous and fermented liquors to any person 
who shallapply therefor to him in writing, upon 
such person executing to the city of Chicago a 
bond, with at least two sureties, to be approved 
by the Mayor, in the p nal sum of three thou- 
sand dollars, conditioned that the party so 
licensed shall faithfully observe and keep all 
ordinances heretofore passed, or to be passed 
during the period of such license, and that he 
will prohibit all gaming, with or without bet- 
ting, by means of cards, dominoes, dice or other 
articles of luck or chance. Such parties shall 
pay for such license, for the use of the city, 
the sums iollowing, that is to say: 

For a license to sell only malt or fermented 
liquors, the sum of two hundred dollars. 

Foi a license to sell only spirituous and vinous 
liquors, and not to sell any malt or fermented 
liquors, the sum of four hundred dollars; for a 
license to sell both malt or fermented liquors 
and also spirituous and vinous liquors, the sum 
of five hundred dollars. 

On compliance with these requirements a 
license shall be issued to the applicant, under 
the corporate seal, signed by the Mayor and 
countersigned by the Clerk, which shall author- 
ize the person or persons therein named to sell, 
barter, or give away ami deliver sued liquors as 
are designated in such license, in quantities less 
than one gallon, in the one place designated in 
the application, for the period of one year. 

Sec. 2. No license shall be transferable 
without the permission of the Mayor of said 
city. The Clerk shall keep a license register, 
in which shall be entered the name of the per- 
son or persons licensed, the place of business, 
the date of the license, and the time the same 
shall expire. The license shall be dated as of 
the day of application; no person shall be 
deemed to be duly licensed to whom a license 
has not been actually issued or transferred as 
aforesaid. 

Sec. 3. Any license so granted may be re- 
voked upon written notice by the Mayor, 
whenever it shall appear to his satisfaction 
that the party so licensed shall have violated 
any provision of any ordinance ot the Common 
Council relating to spirituous liquors, or any 
condition of the bond aforesaid. Any and all 
persons licensed under this chapter, or any ordi- 
nance of the city for the sale of liquors, shall 
immediately cause to be and remain posted 
upon 3|me conspicuous part of the room or bar 
kept or used for such purpose, his or their 
license; any person so licensed who shall not 
cause such license to be and remain posted as 
aforesaid, or who, not being so licensed', shall 
cause or permit any paper or document purport- 
ing to be a license to be or remain posted as 
aforesaid, shall, on conviction, be fined in a sum 
not exceeding twenty dollars. 

Sec. 4. Any person who shall hereafter have 
or keep any tavern, grocery, ordinary, victual- 
ing, or other house or place within the city for 



the selling, giving away or in any manner deal- 
ing in any vinous, spirituous, anient, intoxicat- 
ing or fermented liquors in quantities less than 
one gallon, or who, by himself, his agent, or 
servant, shall sell, give away, or in any manner 
deal in any vinous, spirituous, ardent or fer- 
mented liquors in less quantities than one gal- 
lon, without a license for that purpose in pur- 
suance hereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, 
be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for 
each offense; provided that druggists or per- 
sons whose chief business is to sell drugs and 
medicines, shall not be deemed to be within 
the provisions hereof, in selling quantities less 
than as aforesaid for purposes purely medical, 
mechanical, or sacramental, and in all cases of 
conviction under this chapter, the court or mag- 
istrate shall have power, in its or his discretion, 
to sentence the offender to imprisonment in the 
House of Correction for a period not exceeding 
two months, in addition to the penalty. 

Sec. 5. That whenever the wife, or any other 
relative or friend of any person, by notice in 
writing personally served, shall make a request 
to any liquor dealer not to sell, or in any man- 
ner give away liquor to such person, it shall 
thereafter be unlawful for such liquor dealer 
to sell or give away any liquor to such per- 
son. Any person violating the provisions of 
tnis section shall be fined in a sum of not less 
than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars for 
each and every offense. 

Sec. 6. All ordinances, or parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance are hereby re- 
pealed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of Marshal Field, Edson Keith, O. 
H. McCormick and others, concerning saloon 
license rates, submitted majority and minority 
reports thereon. 

Aid. Ballard moved that both reports be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, 
Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, McGrath, Bur- 
ley— 15. 

Nays— Sanders, McAuley, Riordan, Lawler, 
Purcell, Schroeder, Brady, Meyer (15th Ward), 
Young, Imhof, Murphy, Barrett, Murphy— 12. 

The following are the reports: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Licenses, to whom was 
referred the petii ion of Marshal Field, Edson 
Keith, C. H. McCormick, and over one hundred 
others, concerning saloon license rates, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report and recommend it be placed on file. 

J. H. Hildreth, 
m. mcnurnet, 
Adam Meyer. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Common (Jouncil assembled: 
Your Committee on Licenses, to whom was 
referred tne petition of Marshal Field, Edson 
Keith, C. H. McCormick, and over one hundred 
other citizens, and in connection with said peti- 
tion an ordinance regulating and grading of 
license rates, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report and recommend 
that the prayer of the petitioners be considered 
by this Council, and the accompanying ordi- 
nance be passed, and for the following reasons: 
First. It is a respectful petition from more 
than one hundred citizens and large firms, 
among them some of the largest tax payers of 
the city, men of intelligence and ripe j udgment, 
well posted in relation to the great civil inter- 
est of our city, and whose opinions are worthy 
of the calm and dispassionate consideration of 
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Second. For reasons embodied in the peti- 
tion, viz: first, there is an over supply of 
saloons in the city; and second, that many of 
them are owned and kept by irresponsible men 
of bad character; and third, that owing to the 
above two facts, a competition arises for trade 
between that class of saloon keepers, that 
overrides all law, statutory and moral. 

In fact they become so many centers for the 
education of men and women, boys and girls in 
habits of profligacy and intemperence, rearing 
up amongst vis a class who sooner or later find 
their way to jails, penitentiaries and alms 
houses or reformatories, rendering it absolute- 
ly necessary that the city government shall 
be enforced by a large and expensive and ever 
watchful police force. 

Your Minority Committee would further 
recommend the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance with the amendments recommended 
in Section 1st and Section 7th, regulating the 
sale of spirituous, vinous and fermented 
liquors. 

For the reason, First, that the high price 
of the license and the large bond required 
would drive out of the business all or nearly 
all of the irresponsible houses now in the busi- 
ness and who are patronized and supported by 
the very worst and abandoned class, and 
further, by the graded method proposed by the 
ordinance it would materially aid in weeding 
out all irresponsible men now in the business 
and placing it in the hands of men who will 
nor. allow their saloons to become the lounging 
and loafing places of the lazy and profligate, 
and into the hands of men who will keep good 
and wholesome goods, and men of good judg- 
ment m ho will not sell their goods to others 
that should not have it beyond a certain limit 
of condition, under its further influence be- 
comes a disgrace to himself and to his family 
and his fellow men. In fine we believe that the 
law would be salutary in taking away the 
temptation and would rescue and secure from 
destruction many a youue man who is now the 
pride and hope of his family. 

"Who is it amongst us who are interested 
with the law making power of this city who 
does not feel the responsibility of his office and 
who would neglect anything in his power to 
protect his own child or the child of his friend 
or of his neighbor from falling into habits of 
dissipation. Friends and fellow-councilmen 
we appeal to fathers and brothers as lovers of 
good order and good government, as men of 
individual responsibility, not to your constitu- 
ency of to-day but to the citizens of after 
years who shall be affected for good or for evil 
by the consequences that grows out of the 
legislation of this Council. 

We ask you to come to the help of the fallen 
and the falling. Let us furnish neither aid nor 
comfort to any man who by word or deed or act 
would cast a stumbling block in the way of any 
human being, and for many other good and 
valid reasons, all of which is respectfully 
submitted. 

And recommend the ordinance be amended 
by striking out of Section 1, the words two 
hundred dollars and inserting one hundred dol- 
lars, and striking out the words four hundred 
dollars and inserting three hundred dollars, and 
striking out the words five hundred dollars and 
inserting four hundred dollars. 

Also recommend that Section 7 be added to 
the ordinance as follows: 

This ordmance to be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage for all new appli- 
cants and to all then in default, and to become 
the law generally after July 1st, 1881. 

A. Ballard, 
A. Grannis. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to amend an ordinance increasing ' 



tax for saloon licenses, submitted a report 
recommending that it be placed on file. 

Aid. Barrett moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

MARKETS. 

The Committee on Markets, to whom was 
referred a petition concerning market on Ran- 
dolph street, submitted a report recommending 
that it be referred to the Mayor and Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, with power to act. 

Aid. Schroeder moved that the report be 
placed on file. 

Tie motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved the Committee on Rail- 
roads be requested to report " On petition for 
extention of railway tracks on Ogden avenue 
to Douglas park," at next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Burley presented 
a resolution requesting the Committees of this 
Council to date their reports, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Committees of this Coun- 
cil be requested to put upon each and every 
report the date when stich report is agreed 
upon. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary on the petition of Thomas 
E. Courtney, for extras on Fullerton avenue 
conduit, recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid Shorey moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Wicker sham, Sanders, Ballard, Shorey, 
Grannis, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Brady, 
McGrath, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy— 25. 

Nays— Clark, Burley— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller is hereby in- 
structed to pay to Thomas E. Courtney the sum 
of one thousand dollars out of any sums in the 
city treasury not otherwise appropriated, and 
to take the receipt in full of said Courtney for 
all demands on account of all claims for the 
construction of the Fullerton avenue conduit. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Burke, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Brady, 
McGrath, Barrett, Burley— 12, 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, McAulev, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Bond, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Imhof, Murphy— 15 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the petition of J. M. Van 
Osdell, A. Bauer and others, for compensation 
for work performed by them for city, under 
resolution of City Council passed June 19, 1875, 
recommending the payment as follows* 

J. M. Van Osdell :.$500 00 

A. Bauer , 500 00 

W. W. Boyington 400 00 

J. J. Egan 400 00 

E. Burling 400 00 

O. L. Whelock 400 00 

A total of $2,600 to be paid out of funds not 
otherwise appropriated. 

Aid. Purcell moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 



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Teas— Wtokersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannie, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, RiorJan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Brady, McGrath, Meyer 
(15th Ward), Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— '25. 

Nays— Aid. Peevey— 1. 

ALSO, 

The reporr of the Committee on Finance con- 
cerning the eighth annual report of the Board 
of Directors of the Chicago Public Library, 
recommending that the report be placed on file 
and the accompanying order passed. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, The City Comptroller, acting un- 
der the resolution of March 1, 1880, has cov- 
ered into the General Fnnd the amount stand- 
ing to the credit of the "Library Fund " at 
that date; and 

"Whereas, The Corporation Counsel has 
given it as his opinion that such action on the 
part of the Comptroller was illegal, being con- 
trary to statute; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and is 
hereby directed to transfer to the credit of the 
Library Fund the amount standing to its credit 
March 1, 1880. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Committee on Railroads on 
an ordinance relating to the use of Stewart 
avenue by the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago 
Railway Company, recommending the passage 
of an accompanying substitute for the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the report be laid 
over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Brady, McGrath, 
Young, Imhof, Burley— 12. 

Nays— Wickerdham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorev, Grannis, McAuley, Cullerton, Lawler, 
Purcell, Bond, Meyer (15th Ward), Barrett, 
Murphy— 14. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Corn- 
mis tee on Fire and Water concerning an amend- 
ment to section 2 of an ordinance for levying of 
water rates regarding water closets, recom- 
mending that the amendment do not pass. 

Aid. Ballard moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion was lost. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water concerning an order 
directing ihe Commissioner of Public Works to 
not collect water tax on watering troughs, 
recommending that the same do not pass. 

Aid. Swift moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Brady, 
McGrath, Young, Burley— 12. 

Nays— Wickersh im, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Cullerton, Lawler, Purcell, 
Bond, Meyer (15th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy— 14. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on an order for water 
main on Fleetwood street, from Elston avenue 
to Blanch street, recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The m<»tion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and the same is hereby directed to 
cause water mains to be laid on Fleetwood 
street, from Elston avenue to Blanch street. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Burley moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood 
adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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Sept, 13.] 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



S^ZFTZB^vSEIEIR, 3.3, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Sehroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Brady, 
McGrath, Lorenz, Toung, Meier (16th Ward) 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley and His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. McNurney, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Meyer (15th Ward) and McOormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting, held September 6, and 
of the adjourned meeting, held September 10, 
be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending September 11th, 
1880, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller presented the draft of an 
ordinance authorizing him to attend the tax 
sale and purchase lots offered for city taxes 
only, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Commissioner of Public Works present- 
ed a communication covering an order author- 
izing him to let the contract for water service 
pipes and private drains in Division street and 
Elizabeth street. 

Aid. Imhof moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays aa 
follows : 



Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter. Riordan, Hildreth, Law- 
ler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to let the 
contracts without advertising, for laying water 
service pipes and private drains in Division 
street, from Clark street to the Lake Shore 
Drive, and in Elizabeth street from Lake street 
to Indiana street. 

ALSO, 

A report in answer to a query as to the au- 
thority of street railways to pave with cobble 
stones. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby instructed 
to prohibit the further laying of cobble stone 
pavement by horse railway companies, except 
where permission is given so to do by ordinance, 
until further ordered by this Council. 

Aid. Swift moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, 
Burke, Riordan, Swift, McGrath, Lorenz, Bur- 
ley— 10. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Shorey, McAuley, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Sehroeder, Bond, Everett, Brady, 
Young, Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Cullerton, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth moved that the communication 
from the Commissioner be laid over temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

A communication covering applications for 
permission to erect telegraph poles on certain 
streets in the South Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Ullman street, from Thirty-third 
street to Thirty-fourth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burke, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed hy yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schreeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 30. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Laurel street, from Douglas avenue to 
Egan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
McAuley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Brady, McGrath, Lor- 
enz, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Mur- 
phy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

The Board of Education presented a commu- 
nication covering petitions from Metropolitan 
City Railway Company and Peoples Horse and 
Dummy Railway Company, praying the Board 
to join in a petition for a horse railway on Ful- 
ton street, and a remonstrance from property 
owners against the same, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

The Clerk presented a petition from John 
Herting concerning authority given Peter 
Swanson to pave Wesson street by private 
contract, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Schools on pur- 
chasing lot for school site on corner of Frank- 
lin street and Huron street be now taken up. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report be con- 
curred in. 

Aid. Clark moved as a substitute that the 
order passed May 10, 1880, authorizing the 
Mayor and Comptroller to purchase property, 
on the corner of Huron and Franklin streets for 
$13,500.00 for school purposes be and the same 
is hereby repealed. This order to be in effect 
from and after its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Altpeter, Hildreth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, McGrath, Lorenz, Burley— 13. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Everett, Brady, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 17. 

The question then being on concurring in the 
report, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas -Dixon, Sanders, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Everett, Brady. Lorenz, Meier 
(16th Ward,) Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 18. 



Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Altpeter, Hildreth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, McGrath, Burley— 12. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, 
the report of the Committee on Health and 
County Relations on an ordinance concerning 
factories and workshops, be now taken up. 

Aid. Smyth moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

By consent, the Clerk presented a memorial 
from a committee of citizens asking the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend Sec. 4 by inser- 
ting after the word "period" the words "This 
section shall not apply to warehouses, grain 
elevators or tanneries." 

Aid. Clark moved as an amendment to the 
amendment that the words "Except in such 
cases as may be specially made exempt by the 
Commissioner of Health" be inserted. 

The amendment was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
McGrath, Burley— 7. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 22. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Meier, it was agreed to by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Feos— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, 
Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
—23. 

Nays— Ballard, Hildreth, Swift, Bond, Ever- 
ett, Burley— 6. 

Aid. Hildreth moved to amend Section 4 by 
striking out all preceding the words "The walls 
and roofs, doors and windows shall be kept in 
good repair so as to keep out rain, wind and 
snow." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Smyth moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, McAu- 
ley, Burke, Altpeter, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 16. 

Nays— Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Wat- 
kins, Cullerton, Riordan, Hildreth, Swift, Bond, 
Everett, McGrath, Burley— 13. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Dixon, Ballard, Grannis, Watkins, Cul- 
lerton, Bond, Everett, McGrath, Murphy, Bur- 
ley— 10. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Clark, Shorey, 
McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Bar- 
rett-19. 

The question again being on the motion of 
Aid. Hildreth, it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Purcell, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Burley-18. 

Nays— Wickersham, McAuley, Burke, Law- 
ler, Smyth,. Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy— 10. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to amend Section 1, by 
striking out the words " yard " and " grain ele- 
vator." 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 



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Teas— Clark, Cullerton, Pureell, Swift, Bond, 

Everett, McGrath, Burlev— 8. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Shore v. Grannie, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Peevev, Schroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th 
"Ward),' Imhof, Murphv, Barrett, Murphy— 21. 

Aid. Hildreth called lor the previous ques- 
tion and the eall was sustained. 

The question they being on the passage of 
the ordinance as amended, it was agreed to by 
veas and navs as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis, "Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Pureell, Smvth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley— 29. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

for the regulation and inspection of factories, 
workshops, stores, warehouses, yards, and all 
other places of employment. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That whoever employs, or caus- 
es to be employed any person or persons in any 
factory, workshop, store, warehouse, yard, 
grain elevator, or other place of service or 
employment where hired service, or any 
manual labor is performed, shall not be permit- 
ted t© put at work more persons in any one 
room or place than the laws of health will 
warrant; all such rooms or places of employ- 
ment shall have a ventilator or 
ventilators, or other appliances suffi- 
ciently large to carry off all foul or im- 
pure air and to reduce the air of such room or 
place of employment to the standard of fresh 
air, and there shall be allowed to each person 
in a work room at least five hundred (500) cubic 
feet air space. Such places shall also have 
sufficient doors and stairways and fire escapes 
for the escape of the employes in cases of fire 
or any other accidents. All such places of two 
or more stories heighth shall have for every 
twenty feet of frontage, one front stairway 
and one rear stairway, not less than fifty feet 
apart. 

Sec. 2. Every vat, pan, or other structure 
with molten metal or hot liquid, shall be sur- 
rounded with proper safeguards for prevent- 
ing accidents or injury to those employed at or 
near them. 

All belting, shafting, gearing, hoists, fly- 
wheels, elevators and drums of manufacturing 
establishments so located as to be dangerous to 
employes when engaged in their ordinary du- 
ties, shall be securely guarded or fenced so as 
to be safe to every person employed in the 
place of employment where such things are 
used. 

Sec. 3. All such places of employment or 
service shall be kept in a cleanly condition, 
free from the effluvia of a sewer, drain, 
privy, stable or other nuisance, also from all 
gases, vapors, dust or other impurities genera- 
ted by manufacturing processes or otherwise, 
and injurious to health. Sufficient and separ- 
ate privies and urinals shall be provided for 



male and female employes, and such privies 
shall be ventilated. 

Sec. 4. The walls and roofs, doors and win- 
dows shall be kept in good repair, so as to keep 
out rain, wind and snow. 

Sec. 5. The Commissioner of Health shall 
visit, or cause to be visited by an officer, all 
such places of employment or service within 
the city, at least once a month, to see that the 
provisions of this ordinance are complied with 
and shall have such arrangements made as may 
be deemed necessary for the safety and health 
of the employes, pursuant to the terms of this 
ordinance and such laws as may be in force 
concerning health and sanitary measures. 

Sec. 6. The Commissioner of Health shall, an- 
nually, during the first quarter of each and 
every fiscal year, place full and detailed sta- 
tistical reports of the work of the inspectors 
before the City Council. The reports shall 
specify the following: 

1st. Number of males and females of all ages 
employed, also number of boys and girls under 
fifteen years of age employed. 

2d. The number of violations of this ordi- 
nance and the number of abatements, with 
detailed accounts of improvements effected. 

3d. General and special sanitary condition 
of all people in labor or service in factories, 
workshops, stores, warehouses, elevators, yards 
and domestic workrooms. 

4th. Number and kind of dangerous and un- 
healthy employments, and diseases of the sev- 
eral trades and occupations. 

Such reports shall be printed as public docu- 
ments for the information of the people. 

Sec. 7. There shall be affixed at the entrance 
of each place of employment, and in such 
other place as the inspector for the time being 
may direct, a copy of this ordinance, in large 
type, on card paper. Any corporation, man- 
ufacturer, employer, agent, or other person 
refusing admission to his or her factory, work- 
shop, store or other place of employment or 
service, to the Commissioner of Health or other 
officer, or refusing to comply with the pro vis 
ions of this ordinance, shall be fined not less than 
fifty dollars, and not more than two hundred 
dollars, for each offence. All fines to be recov- 
ered in the name of the city, and when col- 
lected to be paid into the city treasury. 

Sec. 8. The ordinance for the regulation and 
inspection of factories and workshops, passed 
October 27, 1879, and all other ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Everett moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, 
Cullerton, Riordan, Pureell, Peevey, Schroe- 
der, Swift, Bond, Everett, McGrath, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 16. 

N ays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Altpeter, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof— 13. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



SZEZFTIEILvdllB^I^ SO, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. "Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, 
Ballard, Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, 
McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Rior- 
dan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee- 
vey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, 
Burley and His Honor the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. McNurney, Meyer (15th Ward) 
and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. La-wler moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting, held September 13, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor presented his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending September 18th, 
1880, which was 

Placed on file.' 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, Sept. 14, 1880. \ 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I hereby return to your honor- 
able body, without my approval, "An ordin- 
ance authorizing the transfer of $35,000.00 from 
the credit of the water income account to the 
credit of the water-pipe extension account," 
passed September 10, 1880, for the following 
reasons: 

First. There is no such account as the pipe 
extension account, and the opening of such ac- 
count in the books of the Treasurer and Comp- 



troller would greatly embarrass these officers in 
the keeping of their books. 

Secondly. The opening of such an account 
would serve no useful purpose, as the laying 
or extension of water pipe, when ordered, is 
now paid from the water fund. The opening of 
a new account, therefore, would merely change 
the manner of keeping the books, without 
making any new application of the water fund. 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Thomson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Altpeter, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, McGrath— 7. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Brady, Lorenz, Young, 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 23. 

ALSO, 

The following communication; 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

An ordinance was passed September 15, 1879, 
granting to the Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railroad Company the right to lay and operate 
a railroad along a line in said ordinance set 
forth to a terminus to be located between State 
street and the Chicago river, and between Six- 
teenth street and Van Buren street. Subse- 
quent thereto said Company applied to the 
Department of Public Works for a permit or 
permits to cross certain streets and alleys along 
said line, which request was granted and cross- 
ings were made under the supervision of said 



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Department. At the March term of the Ap- 
pellate Court said ordinance was declared void, 
but the officers of the Company informed me 
of their intention to carry their cause to the 
Supreme Court of the State. Recognizing the 
fact that said Court might, in its inscrutible 
wisdom, decide in favor of the validity of the 
ordinance, I permitted the Company to lay its 
tracks along their line in all cases except where 
there were objections from property-owners 
immediately interested. 

A general order exists to the Police Depart- 
ment to permit no railroad company to locate 
or change any tracks except under the super- 
vision of the Department of Public Works. 
Property-owners interested objected to the lay- 
ing of tracks by the Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railroad Company across Fourteenth, Fifteenth 
and Dearborn streets south of Twelth. In 
pursuance of the general order above referred 
to, the police forbade and prevented such lay- 
ing on said streets. No permit was ever asked 
of the Department of Public Works to lay 
tracks across any street north of Twelth street, 
and consequently there was not a refusal 
thereto. 

Early in this month the Supreme Court ren- 
dered a decision declaring the said ordinance 
valid. The officers of the road came to me with 
such decision, and asked for a revocation of the 
order to the Police Department preventing said 
Company from laying its tracks across Clark, 
Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and several other streets 
south of Twelfth street. Such request was 
complied with, but still no request was made 
for permission to lay any tracks north of the 
south line of Twelfth street. 

Last Wednesday, the 15th inst., I was sur- 
prised by being served with an injunction 
issuing out of the Superior Court, forbidding 
interference with said Railroad Company in 
laying its tracks anywhere between the river 
and State street and between Twelfth and Van 
Buren streets. After this injunction was 
served upon myself, upon Mr. Waller, Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and upon the Superin- 
tendent of Police, a written request was sent 
from the President of the Company to the 
Commissioner of Public Works tnat he send 
some one to supervise the laying of said 
tracks across Twelfth, Taylor, Polk and Harri- 
son streets, and to see that the same were laid 
to his satisfaction. 

I visited, myself, these streets, and found 
the streets being torn up by track-layers on 
Polk street, east of Dearborn street extended, 
and across Harrison, west of Dearborn street 
extended. I will here state that the Company 
had at different times shown me its route on 
plats or maps, which route was always indi- 
cated as in a straight line from Twelfth street 
north and across Harrison street on the tier of 
lots immediately east of the east line of Third 
avenue. Therefore, the tracks being laid 
across these various streets were not in ac- 
cordance with the plats and plans submitted to 
me as the route to be followed. 

The Company was prevented from laying its 
tracks across said streets by certain parties 
supposed to be in the employ of the city. 
Since then the President of the Company has 
submitted to me a proposition to abandon all 
right to come north of Harrison street. After 
careful advice from the Law Department, I 
have reached the conclusion that we cannot 
prevent said Company from going north as far 
as Van Buren street, unless the Supreme Court 
should reverse its decision above referred to. 
I have earnestly desired that no railroad should 
be permitted to approach the heart of the city 
east of Clark street, and, if such approach can 
not be prevented, then I hold that the farther 
from the heart of the city such approach can 
be stopped the better for the city. To have 
the terminus of this road at Twelfth street 
would be better for the city than to have it at 



Taylor, or north thereof. To have it at Taylor 
would be better than to have it north thereof. 
To have it at Harrison would be better than at 
Van Buren street. 

On Saturday I consented that the Company 
should lay its tracks, as ordered, across these 
streets on the assurance of a resolution being 
passed by the Company abandoning all right to 
go north of Harrison street. Such resolution 
has been passed, and is herewith appended, to- 
gether with Mr. Adams' opinion that the adop- 
tion of a resolution prepared by him cannot in 
any way increase or strengthen any rights now 
possessed by the Company. The adoption of 
such resolution will, however, make valid the 
resolution of the Railroad Company forever 
abandoning all rights to go north of Harrison 
street. Such abandonment, I feel, will be of 
immense benefit to the city. It will, at least, 
give for business purposes here, when the 
same will soon be greatly needed, all that 
area lying between Van Buren street and Har- 
rison street. 

While I earnestly hope that the Supreme 
Court will yet reverse its decision as to the va- 
lidity of the ordinance, and thereby enable the 
city to keep this railroad as far south as 
Twelfth street, yet for the time being I can 
recommend that you do pass the accompanying 
resolution, as I am assured and believe it will 
in no way give any greater rights to this road 
than it now has under its ordinance, and, more- 
over, does not in any way make more valid or 
strengthen such ordinance. 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Whereas, The Board of Directors of the Chi- 
cago & Western Indiana Railroad Company 
heretofore, to-wit: Sept. 20, 1880, passed the 
following resolutions to-wit : 

Be it rested, by the Board of Directors of 
the ChicaJPand Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, That all rights and privileges which 
the said Railroad Company may have acquired 
under and by virtue of a certain ordinance 
passed by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago heretofore, to wit: Sept. 15, 1879, to con- 
struct, maintain or operate its railroad tracks 
north of the south line of Harrison street 
in said City be, and the same are, here- 
by released upon condition that said 
City of Chicago will not interfere with 
or oppose the said Railroad Company 
in the exercise of any privileges in which it 
may have acquired by said ordinance as to the 
territory south of the south line of Harrison 
street, it being understood that nothing herein 
contained shall (in case this resolution shall be 
accepted by the City Council) operate to ex- 
clude the supervision and direction of the De- 
partment of Public Works of said city as pro- 
vided by said ordinance. 

Resolved, That the acceptance by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago, of these 
resolutions shall not operate, or be 
construed to operate, as conferring 
any new or additional right on said Railroad 
Company, or as in any way ratifying or confirm- 
ing said ordinance, provided, however, that the 
city shall claim no right to interfere with the 
building operation of said road upon the ground 
of delay in the construction thereof, caused by 
the act of the city. 

Therefore, Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the resolutions passed by the 
Directors of the Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railroad Company, to wit: Sept. 20, 1880, and 
set forth at large in the foregoing preamble, be 
and the same are hereby accepted. 

Following is the opinion of Corporation Coun- 
sel Adams oh the question : 

Chicago, Sept. 20, 1880. 
The Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir: You have submitted to me 
certain resolutions passed by the Board 



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of Directors of the Chicago ft Western Indiana 
Railroad Company, with the request that I 
shall examine them and inform you whether, 
in mv opinion, it is to the interest of the city 
to accept them, and also whether the resolu- 
tions and the acceptance of them will impose 
any additional obligations on the city to the 
Railroad Company. 

The ordinance passed Sept. 15, 1S79, granting 
to the Railroad Company the right of way into 
the city in terms authorized the Company to 
locate "the northern terminal point of the 
right of way at the south line of Van Buren 
street, between the east bank of the South 
Eranch of the Chicago River and the west line 
of State street. Thedocation of the northern 
terminus of the road at the south line of Van 
Buren street would involve the crossing of 
Harrison street which lies south of Van Buren 
street, and also the block of ground between 
Harrison street and Van Buren streets. The 
first resolution passed by the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Company pi-oposes to release all 
rights which the Company may have acquired 
under the ordinance of September 15, 1879, to 
construct its tracks north of the south line of 
Harrison street, thus making the northern ter- 
minus of the road the south line of Harrison 
street, instead of the south line of Van Buren 
street. "Whether it is the interest of the city 
that the road shall stop at Harrison street, in- 
stead of going on to Van Buren street, is not a 
question of law, but of fact and expediency, 
the determination of which properly rests 
with the Council and with you as an integral 
part of the Council. The resolution releasing 
the right of the Company as to the territory 
north of the south line of Harrison street is 
expressed to be "• upon condition that the said 
City of Chicago will not interfere with or op- 
pose the said Railroad Company in the exer- 
cise of any rights or franchises which it may 
have acquired by said ordinance (of Sept. 15, 
1879,) as to the territory south of the south line 
of Harrison street, it being understood that 
nothing herein contained shall operate to ex- 
clude the supervision of the Department of 
Public "Works of said city, as provided by said 
ordinance." 

Tnis condition imposes nothing which 
would not exist without it. In other words, it 
imposes no additional obligation on the city. If 
the Company has acquired any rights or privi- 
leges by the passage of the ordinance of Sept. 
15, 1879, then it is the clear legal duty of the 
city, without any contract or stipulation to 
that effect, not to oppose or interfere with the 
Company in the exercise and enjoyment of 
such rights and privileges. The supervision 
and direction of the Department of Public 
Works as to the construction of the tracks of 
the Company provided for by the ordinance can 
hardly be considered an interference; never- 
theless the resolution expressly provides that 
they shall not be so considered. 

The second resolution provides that the ac- 
ceptance by the City Council of the resolutions 
shall not operate or be construed to operate as 
conferring any new or additional right on the 
Company, or in any way ratifying or confirming 
the ordinance of Sept. 15, 1879, and that the city 
shall claim no right to interfere with the con- 
struction of the tracks or the operation of the 
road on the ground of delay caused by the act 
of the city. 

In my judgment the last provision is unnec- 
essary for the protection of the road. The 
legal maxim that one cannot take advantage of 
his own wrong applies as well to municipal 
corporations as to individuals, and no Court 
would permit a municipal corporation to take 
advantage of delay by an individual or private 
corporation on the excuse of lawful rights, if 
such delay were caused by the municipal cor- 
poration itself. In view of the foregoing con- 
siderations, my conclusions are: 



First— The effect of the acceptance by the 
City Council of the resolutions passed by the 
Board of Directors of the Chicago & Western 
Indiana Railroad Company will be the release 
by contract with the Company of all rights 
which it may have acquired by the ordinance of 
Sept. 15, 1879, to construct its tracks north of 
the south line of Harrison street in the City of 
Chicago. 

Second — The resolutions and the acceptance 
thereof will not confer any new or additional 
rights on the Company, nor impose any obliga- 
tion on the city beyond the obligations imposed 
by law, nor in any way ratify or confirm the 
ordinance of Sept. 15, 1879. 

The Supreme Court of the State has, in the 
case of Dun bar et al. vs. the Chicago & Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, declared the ordi- 
nance valid in unequivocal terms, and in view 
of this fact, and the conclusions at which I 
have arrived, I am at a loss to perceive the rea- 
son for the passage of the resolutions in ques- 
tion, unless it be that it will benefit the Com- 
pany in some way which one unacquainted with 
its business and interests cannot understand, to 
have it publicly known that the city will not 
oppose it or interfere with it in the exercise of 
such legal rights as it may have. 

I inclose to you a bill for an ordinance for 
the adoption of the resolutions in case the City 
Council shall see fit to adopt them. Respect- 
fully, Francis Adams, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent, Aid. Clark presented the draft 
of an ordinance amending the ordinance con- 
cerning the Chicago & Western Indiana R. R., 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Department of Public Works presented 
a report and ordinance for curbing and filling 
Johnson street, from West Taylor street to 
West Twelfth street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Purcell, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing West Randolph street, from Desplaines 
street to Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schroeder, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier, (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing and filling 
O'Brien street, from Jefferson street to Halsted 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hildreth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson 



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Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, filling, 
grading and paving Wood street, from West 
Lake street to West Van Buren street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Everett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Oullerton, Altpeter, Biordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for twenty-one lamp 
posts on Wesson street, from Chicago avenue to 
Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Barrett, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Biordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Bradv, McGrath, Lorenz, Yoimg, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for opening Hinman 
street, from Hoyne avenue to Leavitt street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Altpeter, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorev, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier, (16th 
Wai'd), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation and 
opening of alleys in sub-block 2 of block 4, 
Moore's Sub. in Sec. 30. 

By unanimous eonsent, on motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 33. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

ORDINANCE 

for vacation of part of north and south alleys 
in sub-block 2 of block 4, Moore's Sub-division 
of E % of N W. & of Sec. 30, T. 39, N. R. 14 E. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the southerly portion of 
the two north and south alleys in sub-block 2 
of block 4, Moore's Sub-division of E. X of N. 
W. % of Sec, 30, T. 39, N. R. 14 E., as shown on 
the portion colored brown of the plat hereto 
attached and made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and closed. 

Provided, however. That this ordinance shall 
not take effect until two new alleys, sixteen 
feet in width, through the north sixteen feet 
of lots 6 and 32 in said sub-block 2, as shown on 
the portion colored red of the plat hereto 



attached and made a part of this ordinance, 
shall have been opened, and a plat of the same 
placed on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said new alleys shall be opened 
and a plat of the same placed on public record 
within thirty days from the passage of this 
ordinance, otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing ordinance 
for the improvement of Noble street, from 
West Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering application for 
permission to erect telegraph poles on certain 
streets. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the communication 
be published and referred to the Committee on 
Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Grannis, Wat 
kins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Riordan 
Purcell, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, McGrath! 
Lorenz, Young, Barrett, Murphy— 17. 

Nays— Dixon, Sanders, Clark, Shorey, Alt 
peter, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey 
Schroeder, Swift, Thompson, Brady, Meier 
(16th Ward), Imhof, Burley— 16. 

The following is the communication: 
Hon. City Council: 

In accordance with instructions of your 
Honorable body I submit herewith application 
of American District Telegraph Company, for 
permission to erect telegraph poles on twenty- 
one streets of this city, as shown in the accom- 
panying list. Bespectfully, 

• C. S. Waller, 

Com. Pub. Works. 
Chicago, Ills., Sept. 8, 1880. 
C. S. Waller, City Comptroller: 

Dear Sir— We respectfully request permis- 
sion to set poles on the following named streets : 

On east side Cottage Grove avenue, from 
Twenty-second street to Twenty-sixth street. 

On west side of Grove street, from Sixteenth 
street to Twenty-second street. 

On north side of Sixteenth street, from Clark 
street to Grove street. 

On north side of Twenty-first street, from 
Dearborn street to Archer avenue. 

On west side of alley, between Harmon court 
and Sixteenth street and Wabash avenue and 
Michigan avenue. 

On Harmon court, from alley between Michi- 
gan avenue and Wabash avenue to Wabash 
avenue. 

On east side of Lincoln street, from West 
Kinzie street to Milwaukee avenue. 

On north side of alley, between Park avenue 
and West Lake street, from Ashland avenue to 
Western avenue. 

On west side of Ogden avenue, from West 
Madison street to Western avenue. 

On east side of Rucker street, from Kinzie 
street to the river. 

On west side of alley, between Ashland ave- 
nue and Laflin street, from Madison street to 
Congress street. 

On north side of Chicago avenue, from river 
to Ashland avenue. 

On north side of alley, between Adams street 
and Jackson street, from Loomis street to Cen- 
tre avenue. 

On north side of Fourteenth street, from 
Canal street to Centre avenue. 

On west side of Desplaines street, from Mon- 
roe street to Twelfth street. 

On west side of Clinton street, from Wash- 
ington street to Fulton street. 

On south side of Michigan street, from La 
Salle street to Clark street. 



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On north side of Division street, from the 
lake to the river. 

On north side of Oak street, from Clark street 
to Sedgwick street. 

On north side of Kinzie street, from Clark 
street to Michigan avenue. 

On north side of Ontario street, from Frank- 
lin street to the river. 

Verv respectfully, &c, 

M. ROSSEAU, 
Slept Construction, Am. Dist. Tel. Co. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for sidewalk on 
both sides of Western avenue, from West Mad- 
ison street to West Harrison street. 

Aid. Everett moved that the report he ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached he 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for three lamp posts on Elizabeth 
street, from West Randolph street to West 
Lake street. 

Aid. Swift moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order concerning 
viaduct on Canal street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be, and he is hereby, directed to cause a 
careful examination to be made as to the safety 
of the viaduct across the railroad tracks on 
Canal and Sixteenth streets, and, if found un- 
safe, to take such steps as may be necessary to 
protect the public against the dangers which 
may occur. 

Aid. Bond presented the petitions of proper- 
ty owners praying that permission be given the 
West Division Railway Company to extend 
their tracks on West Lake street and Milwau- 
kee avenue, and remonstrances against the 
Metropolitan Railway Company, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Schroeder presented a petition concern- 
ing the viaduct on Sangamon street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Burley presented a petition for improve- 
ment of Kinzie street, from Clark street to La 
Salle street, and an order directing the Depart- 
ment of Public Works to prepare an ordinance 
for such improvement, which were 

Referred to the Department of Public Works, 
with instructions to prepare a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for open- 
ing and grading West Twenty-second street, 
from Mowry avenue to the city limits, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Altpeter presented an order directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to prepare 
an ordinance revising the ordinances regulating 
the construction, etc., ef buildings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid Altpeter presented an order directing 
the Superintendent of Buildings to report by 
what authority A. Patterson is establishing a 
lumber yard, etc., and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 



Ordered, That the Superintendent of Build- 
ings be, and the same is hereby, directed to re- 
port to this Council, at its next regular meet- 
ing, by what authority A. Patterson is estab- 
lishing a new lumber yard at the northwest 
corner of Twenty-second and Jefferson streets. 

Aid. Swift presented the draft of an ordi- 
nance amending Sec. 3 of Chap. 40, R. O. en- 
titled '* Pounds" and moved its passed. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows, a majority of all the Aldermen elect not 
agreeing: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Smyth, Schroeder, 
Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Lorenz, Burley— 17. 

Nays— Sanders, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Peevey, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy,— 12. 

Aid Swift presented an order for lamps on 
Curtis street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this Council the 
proper ordinance for the erection of lamp posts 
on Curtis street, from Lake street to Carroll 
avenue. 

Aid. Swift presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works not to complete 
the assessment for improving Pacific avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Burley presented an order establishing 
the sidewalk width on Erie street at twenty 
feet, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Burley presented a petition praying that 
the sidewalk width of Astor street, from Divi- 
sion street to Scott street, be established at 
sixteen feet, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution directing 
the Committee on Railroads to prepare an 
ordinance providing that only one horse rail- 
way track oe laid in any one street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Ballard moved that the rules be sus- 
pended for the purpose of taking up petitions 
and communications. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Lorenz presented a resolution directing 
the Law Department to prepare an ordinance 
for the erection of guards on both sides of all 
railroad crossings, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Imhof presented an order for replanking 
Halsted street bridge, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to have 
Halsted street bridge across Ogden canal 
replanked, as the old planks therein are entirely 
worn out and dangerous for heavy teaming. 

Aid. McGrath presented an order for repair 
of North avenue and Noble street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



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Aid. McGrath presented an ordinance amend- 
ing an ordinance creating the Department of 
Public Works, which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McGrath presented a petition for water 
pipe on Holt street, which was 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a petition for lamp 
posts on Elston avenue, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Division street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for improvement of Chicago avenue, 
from Milwaukee avenue to Wood street, which 
was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works 
for a proper ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson presented an ordinance for 
extension of water mains, and moved its pas- 
sage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Sanders, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, 
Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 32. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sum of thirty-five 
thousand dollars be and is hereby ordered to 
be paid from any water funds not otherwise 
appropriated for the extension of water mains 
under the direction of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Everett presented an order concerning 
alleged occupation of W. Jackson street by 
railroad companies, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to in- 
vestigate the report that the Pittsburg and Ft. 
Wayne and other railroads are taking possession 
of that portion of West Jackson street between 
Canal street and the Chicago river by placing 
their iron posts in the street, and to report to 
this Council by what authority the said railroad 
companies are obstructing said street ; and if 
said reports are found true that such encroach- 
ment be stopped. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order for lamp posts 
on Lytle street from Taylor street to Gilpin 
place, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works prepare and send to this council an 
ordinance for lamp posts on Lytle street be- 
tween Taylor street and Gilpin place. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution concern- 
ing the City Hail, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, A public journal of this city hav- 
ing publicly charged that the new City Hall 
now in course of erection is being built in an 
unsafe condition; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Inspector of Buildings, 
Mr. Kirkland, be and he is hereby directed to 
make investigation and make full reports of 



what defects may be found to this Council at 
its next regular meeting. 

Aid. Smyth moved to take from the files the 
report of the Committee on Markets on peti- 
tion concerning market on West Randolph 
street, and to recommit it to said Committee. 

Aid. Schroeder moved to lay the motion on 
the table. 

Lost. 

The question then being on the motion of 
Aid. Smyth, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Hildreth presented an order for removal 
of garbage and ashes in the night time, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an ordinance repeal- 
ing an ordinance for the vacation of Lock 
street, etc., and moved that the ru'^s be sus- 
pended for the purpose of putting it on its 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Cullerton, Altpeter, Purcell, Smvth, 
Swift, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy — 19. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Burke, Lawler, Peevey, Thompson, Lorenz, 
Burley— 10. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 



The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Mc- 
Auley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, Everett, 
Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy— 
23. 

Nays— Wickersham, Sanders, Ballard, Clark, 
Peevey, Thompson, Burley— 7. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The bridge across the Canal on 
Post street, has been impassable and travel 
across the same prohibited since May last, 
greatly to the detriment of the business com- 
munity in the south west portion of the city, 
and 

Whereas, The City council did on the 19th 
day of July, 1880, authorize the Commissioner of 
Public Works to contract with Shehan and 
Hewson for the construction of a bridge at the 
point above mentioned, and 

Whereas, On the 30th day of August, 1880, 
the Council by its action agreed to change the 
location of the bridge from Post street to Ash- 
land avenue under certain conditions, which 
conditions have not been carried out by the 
Canal Commissioners, therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the preamble and ordinance 
passed by the City Council on the 30th day of 
August, 1880, and relating to the vacation of 
Lock street and the construction of a bridge 
over the canal at Ashland Avenue, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. The Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
forthwith cause the construction of a bridge 
over the canal at the old place on Post street 
and Lock street. 

Aid. McAuley presented an order for gas on 
Sanger street and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby ordered to re- 
quest the South Side Gas Company to lay gas 



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mains on Sanger street from Archer Avenue to 
Twenty-sixth street. 

Aid. Watkins presented the petition of 
Sophia Soehle for compensation for injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

A d. Grannis presented an order to furnish 
the County Hospital with water free of charge, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Clark presented the draft of an ordin- 
ance licensing street sprinklers which was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Shorey presented.an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to prepare an 
ordinance for straightening the river from Polk 
street to Eighteenth street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ballard presented a copy of an act of 
the General Assembly of the State of New 
York to regulate the sale of certain liquors and 
to provide for the more effectual collection of 
excise dues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid. Ballard presented the draft of an ordin- 
ance authorizing the use of cobble stones by 
street railway companies, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

His Honor the Mayor presented a communi- 
cation signed by eighty. seven business firms, 
consenting to the use of cobble stones by horse 
railway companies, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Swift moved that the ordinance and pe- 
tition be published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

That the Chicago City Railway Co., the Chi- 
cago West Division Railway Co., and the North 
Chicago City Railway Co., may use cobble stones 
in keeping in repair the number of feet which 
the said companies are required to keep in re- 
pair along the lines of said railways ; but the 
work shall be done under the supervision of, 
and in the manner directed by, the Commis- 
sioner of the Board of Public Works. 
Hon. C. H. Habeison, Mayor: 

Sie— There seems to be an impression that 
business men are opposed to the use of cobble 
stones in the tracks of street railways in the 
business portion of the city. 

The undersigned beg to assure you that such 
is not the fact, so far as we are concerned, and 
we think it will be a decided improvement to 
substitute stone for wood on all streets in the 
business portion of the city where tracks are 
laid. 

Field, Leiter & Co., Carson, Pirie, Scott & 
C. M. Henderson & Co., Co., 
Eddy, Harvey & Co., Chas. P. Kellogg & Co., 
Sweet, Dempster & Co., Selz, Schwab & Co., 
Cahn, Wampold & Co., Doggett, Bassett & 
Hills Co., 
Meyer, Strauss & Good- 
man, 
Barbe, Schoenbrun & 

Morgenthau, 
Geo. P. Gore & Co., 



McAuley, Dyke & Co., 
Vogler & Guedtner, 
Reid, Murdoch & Fisch- 
er, 
Seeberger, Breakey 
Co., 



James Wilde, Jr., & Co., 
Mandel Bros., 
Albert A. Sprague, 
Burley & Tyrell, 
Commercial National 

Bank, Geo. L. Otis, 

Cashier, 
C. T. Wheeler, 

B. P. Hutchinson & Co., 
P. L. Yoe, 

C. P. Blair, 

Central Music Hall Co., 

Titus Post, 
Chas. Hitchcock, 
David Bradley, 
Chicago White Lead 

Co., 
A. M. Billings, 
Albert Keep, 
Cavanaugh & Bodle, 
Geo. Bullen & Co., 
J. W. Butler Paper 

Co., 
Munger & Bros., 
W. H. Schimpferman, 
Putnam Clothing 

House, 
Goodyear Rubber Co., 
H. T. Haskell, 
Best, Russell Co., 
P. Hay den & Co., 
The Chicago Stamp- 
ing Co., 
J. P. Farrington & Co., 
Gray Brothers, 
The West'n News Co., 
J. V. Clarke, 
C. R. Larrabee, 
Chicago Carpet Co., 
Wilson Sewing Ma- 
chine Co., 
Boies, Fay & Conkey, 



Wm. G. Hibbard, 

C Gossage, 

S. Hyman & Co., 

William T. Allen & Co., 

H. A. Kohn & Bros., 

The Merchants Saving, 
Loan & Trust Co., 
Henry C. Lowe, Cash- 
ier, 

N. Ludington, 

E. H. Hauduck, 

McCormick Har. Mach. 
Co., 

Jacob Rosenberg, 

J. M. Walker, 

P. D. Armour, 

Chicago Shot Tower Co., 

E. W. Blatchford & Co., 
Jas. W. Scoville, 
Riverdale Dist. Co., 
Jas. S. Kirk & Co., 

S. Myers & Co., 

J. H. Hargis, 

N. Matson & Co., 

Grommes & Ullrich, 

Lawrence & Martin, 

A. J. Nutting, 

A. Booth, 

Tolman & King, 

John Alston, 

Hale, Cleveland, Bon- 

nell & Co., 
Gould & Armour, 
H. A. Hurlbut & Co., 
Hart, Bradley & Co., 
J. M. W. Jones, 
Studebaker Bros., 
Lord, Stouten burg & 

Co., 

F. & E. Jaeger & Co., 
Wm. Stewart, 
Morrison, Plummer & 

Co. 



Aid. Ballard presented a resolution directing 
the Health Commissioner to enforce the ordi- 
nance in reference to iron vessels for ashes, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health and 
County Relations. 

Aid. Dixon presented an order for an ordin- 
ance to pave La Salle street, from Adams street 
to Quincy street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Publie 
Works is hereby directed to prepare and send 
to this Council an ordinance for curbing and 
paving La Salle street, from Adams street to 
Quincy street. 

Aid. Wickersham presented a remonstrance 
against the improvement of Dearborn street, 
between Monroe street and Adams street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. Imhof moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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Sept. -27.] 



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CITY COUNCIL 



REGULAR MEETING. 



3^2=arE2^BS^, st, isso. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan- 
Hildreth, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Pee, 
vey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Murphy 
and Burley. 

Absent— Aid. Sanders, Ballard, McNurney, 
Meyer (15th Ward), McCormick and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Aid. Everett in the. Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Burley moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting, held September 20, he 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Riordan presented an ordinance estab- 
lishing a stand for vehicles on Market street, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Wick ersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Cullerton, Altpe- 
ter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Swift, Everett, Hulbert, McGrath, 
Lorenz, Murphy, Burley— 22. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Whereas, There is not a sufficient space for 
the allowing of truck wagons and teams to 
stand on Jackson street, between Market 
street and Franklin street, therefore 

Section 1. That a space forty feet wide in 
the middle of Market street extending from 
the south line of Randolph street to the north 



line of Washington street be and is hereby set 
apart as a public stand for truck wagons and 
teams. 

Aid. Burley presented an ordinance concern- 
ing the hack stand on Kinzie street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a communication 
consenting to the establishing of a lumber 
yard at the corner of Twenty-second street 
and Jefferson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a remonstrance 
against the establishing of a lumber yard at 
the corner of Union street and Twenty-second 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a communication 
consenting to the establishing of a lumber yard 
at the corner of Uuion street and Twenty-sec- 
ond street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and 
Water. 

Aid. Altpeter presented a petition for amend- 
ment of ordinance concerning sidewalks, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Swift presented a petition for repeal of 
ordinance for paving Elizabeth street, from 
Lake street to Kinzie street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



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Aid. Imhof presented a resolution to direct- 
ing the Department of Public Works to relay 
the pavement at the intersection of Hein street 
and Sedgwick street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed; 

Whereas, some twelve months since the 
Water Department for the purpose of laying 
mains on Hein street removed the pavement 
on Sedgwick street, and whereas, the Depart- 
ment of Public Works have been repeatedly 
requested to relay the pavement at that place, 
which request has to date not been granted, 
which leaves that portion of Sedgwick street 
in an almost impassible condition, therefore 
be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to forth- 
with cause the pavement to be relaid on Sedg- 
wick street at the intersection of Hein streeet. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Clerk presented evidence in the con- 
tested election of F. A. Stauber vs. J. J. Mc- 
Grath, and filed in his office by said Stauber, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

His Honor the Mayor presented the follow- 
ing veto message. 

Mayor's Office, I 
Chicago, Sept. 27, 1880. j 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen:— I herewith return to you 
without my approval an ordinance repealing 
"an ordinance for the vacation of Lock street," 
as passed by the Council, August 30, 1880. 

In my opinion it is very desirable for the 
public that Ashland avenue be opened and 
extended south of the canal, and it is certain 
that a bridge at that point is more to the pub- 
lic advantage than a bridge at Post street. 

But beyond these considerations, there is one 
that is conclusive, and that is the Commissioner 
of Public Works had already, prior to the pas- 
sage of the repealing ordinance, agreed with 
the Canal Commissioners as provided for in 
the said ordinance, the contract for the Post 
street bridge has been annulled, and the city 
has entered upon its obligation to carry out the 
terms of the ordinance, and the Canal Commis- 
sioners have made their contracts to build the 
bridge and did the same prior to the enactment 
of the repealing ordinance. 

To make a change therefore at this stage of 
the proceedings would involve the city in ex- 
pense and litigation, and would not serve the 
purpose proposed in the ordinance herewith 
returned. Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Dixon moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the ordinance be 
passed, the veto of the Mayor to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Cullerton, Altpeter, Barrett— 3. 

Nays— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Roirdan, Hildreth, 
Lawler, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Everett, Hulbert, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Imhof, Murphy, Burley— 22. 

His Honor the Mayor presented his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correc- 
tion during the week ending September 25th, 
1880, which was 

Placed on file. 

Aid. Shorey presented petitions praying that 
the Peoples Horse and Dummy Railway Com- 



pany be permitted to lay tracks on Fulton and 
other streets, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Hulbert presented an order for lamps on 
Robey street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare an ordinance for five lamp posts on Robey 
street, between Lake street and Madison street, 
and one on Robey street, between Adams 
street and Jackson street. 

Aid. McGrath presented and order for lamp 
posts on May street, between Erie street and 
Chicago avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare an ordinance for ten lamp posts on N. 
May street, from W. Erie street to W. Chicago 
avenue. 

Aid. McAuley presented an order for gas on 
Thirty-seventh street, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
be and is hereby ordered to request the South 
Side Gas Company to lay main on Thirty-sev- 
enth street, from Halsted street to Hubbs 
street. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution direct- 
ing the Comptroller to withhold from the gas 
companies an amount equal to that paid in ex- 
cess of last year's price for lighting lamps, etc. 

Aid. Swift moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The question being on referring to the Com- 
mittee on Finance it was agreed to by yeas and 
nays as follows. 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Shorey, Grannis, 
Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpe- 
ter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Murphy— 25, 

Nays— Swift, Barrett, Burley— 3. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution direct- 
ing the Corporation Counsel to report on the 
power of the Council to compel the construe 
tion of viaducts over the P. Ft. W. & C. R. R., 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed. 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby instructed to report to this 
Council at his earliest convenience as to the 
power of the city authorities to compel the 
P. Ft. W. & C. R. R. and the C. & A. R. R. to 
construct a viaduct and approaches to the same 
over their respective tracks on Polk street. 

Aid. Imhof presented an order for the repair 
of certain crossings, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to have the 
following street and alley crossings forthwith 
repaired : 

On Sedgwick street and Blackhawk street. 

On Sedgwick street and Sullivan street. 

Alley crossing on Sedgwick street, between 
Sigel street "and Sullivan street. 

The Superintendent of Buildings presented 
his report in answer to the resolution of Aid. 
Lawler concerning the city hall. 



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Aid. G mini is moved that it be published and 
referred to the Mayor, Commissioner of Public 
Works, Superintendent of Buildings, and Com- 
mittee on Public Buildings. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of 

the City of Chicago in City Council assembled: 

Gentlemen: — In obedience to an order 
passed by your honorable body on Sept. 19, 1880, 
requesting" a communication from me concern- 
ing the condition of the walls of the new City 
Hall building now in course of erection, I have 
the honor to report as follows: 

In order to ascertain the exact settlement of 
the walls, I proceeded upon the 14th day of the 

E resent month to take the levels around the 
uilding, and found that the southwest corner, 
situated upon La Salle and "Washington streets, 
had settled exactly six inches, while the north- 
west corner, situated upon La Salle and Ran- 
dolph streets, had settled very nearly five 
inches. This shows that in the entire length 
of the main wall on the west side of the build- 
ing from "Washington street to Randolph street 
the inequality of the settlement does not ex- 
ceed one inch. 

Levels were then taken on the southeast cor- 
ner of the building, situated on Washington 
street where the city's portion is divided from 
the county side. It was here discovered that a 
settlement of three and seven-eighths inches 
had taken place, which shows a variation upon 
the south wall of two and one-eighth inches. 

The level of the corner on Randolph street, 
where the city portion is separated from the 
County Building, is identical with that on the 
south end of the east wall on Washington 
street. The greatest inequality of settlement, 
therefore, does not exceed at any one point 
more than two and one-eighth inches. 

At the time when the levels of the floors of 
the city's portion were determined upon the 
erection of the County Building was consider- 
ably advanced, and a settlement of some inches 
had necessarily taken place. The wise precau- 
tion was therefore taken by the superintending 
architect under the late administration to al- 
low about four inches for settlement of walls 
of the City Building, so that the floors of the 
two structures would eventually be as 
nearly on the same plane as possible. Upon 
taking the levels of the two buildings, I 
discover that the city side must settle about 
one and seven-eighths inches more to bring it 
to the level of the county side. In my opinion 
the weight of the roof, together with that of 
the remaining portion'of the walls of the upper 
story which have yet to be placed upon the City 
Building, will cause the walls to settle 
the one and seven-eighths inches which is 
the difference that now exists between the 
two structures. 

It is, indeed, a matter of surprise to me 
that, in consideration of the nature of the soil 
and the immense magnitude of the build- 
ings, a more unequal settlement has not taken 
place. 

The damage to the walls by cracks is far less 
than might have reasonably been expected. 
There is not a single crack of any description 
upon either the north or south wall, with the 
exception of a frost crack in one of the blue 
stones of the base of the Washington street en- 
trance. This crack was observed in the spring 
of 1879, and before any considerable superin- 
cumbent load been placed upon it. It does not 
impair the stability of the entrance. There are 
only two cracks to be found in the entire east 
wall, and these are inconsiderable.. One of 
them is a crack in a window sill, and the other 
is in one of the stones of the small piers just 
over the window sill. Both of these cracks are 
in the basement story. 

An examination of the La Salle street front 



reveals two cracked stones above the window 
fills ; cracks in two window-sills ; two stones in 
water table; and one stone of the triglyph 
course cracked ; also two stones above the 
water-table, and in six different places the 
joints of the cornice above the iirst story have 
opened from one-quarter to one half" inch. 
These cracks and flaws are all in the basement 
and first story. In the three upper stories 
there is not a single crack to be seen. When 
the stonework shall have been completed, the 
facades washed down, and the joints filled as 
required by contract, these cracks and openings 
will be almost invisible unless they become 
much worse than they are now, which is not 
likely. 

The brick and stone-work of all the front or 
outside walls has settled homogeneously, and 
there are consequently no indications at any 
spot, of the brick-work tearing away from the 
stone-work in front. 

In the course of my examination into the in- 
terior of the building, I find cracks in the sides 
of four of the doorways of the corridor walls in 
first and second stories. These cracks, how- 
ever, only extend about two feet downward 
from the iron lintels on both sides of the door- 
ways and from the top of the ends of the lin- 
tels up to the ceiling in each of the stories. 
They are clearly caused by the lintels having 
an insufficient bearing upon the walls. This 
inference I draw from the nature and direc- 
tion of the cracks. These lintels can be very 
easily taken out and others having more bear- 
ing upon the walls substituted in their place. 
This, together with the replacing of the brick- 
work, may be done at any time at a very small 
expense. 

There are a few cracks in some of the lighter 
walls in the basement and sub- basement ; but 
as they carry no weight, and as some of them 
extend only through these two stories, they 
are of very little consequence. 

In the arches of some of the doorways in 
sub- basement are to be found a few cracks, but 
they are insignificant. Concerning the alleged 
unsafe and dangerous condition of the portico 
over the La Salle street entrance, I have, for 
the purpose of making my report more easily 
understood, attached a diagram showing its 
position and the manner of its construction. 
The portion colored black represents the con- 
crete work under the foundation-stones of the 
walls of the building, and the piers of the por- 
tico. It extends seven feet beyond the line of 
the fronts and sides of the pie'rs. On this con- 
crete is placed three courses of dimension- 
stone,— each course being fourteen inches 
thick. This stone-work covers the entire bed 
of concrete with the exception of two feet in 
width, extending from the outer edges, as 
shown by the red lines on the accompanying 
diagram. The foundations for the main wall 
and piers of the portico spring from the top of 
these three courses of stone-work, and are 
carried up to the grade line of the street, as 
shown on diagram by a stone wall measuring 
seven feet sixth inches to grade, with a one 
foot ten-inch "batter" all arouud. It will be 
seen, therefore, that the foundations of the 
main wall, and of the piers of the portico are 
equally strong; and in view of the fact that 
the weight of the main wall in rear of portico, 
when it is completed, together with the roof 
of the building, will be about 5,800 tons, while 
that of the portico, with the additional weight 
yet to be added thereto, will not exceed 2,000 
tons, the veriest tyro can see that the main 
wall, being almost three times as heavy as the 
portico, with a foundation no heavier, must 
necessarily settle quickest and most. The re- 
sult of this unequal settlement is that the 
main wall of the building must drag with it 
the back of the portico, which is tinted yellow, 
thereby displacing a number of stones and 
cracking the base stone of one of the piers, one 



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cornice stone, and seven stones of crown mold- 
ing or syma forming platform over portico. 

The displacing and cracking have only oc- 
curred in the two centre piers of portico, the 
north and south piers still standing in perfect 
condition. The unequal settlement, as above 
described, has caused no buckling to take place 
in the outer portions of the piers (tinted red), 
and so long as there are no indications of a 
buckling outward the portico is in no danger of 
falling. 

Should the displacement of these stones not 
extend much farther they can be easily forced 
back into their places at a trifling expense. Ac- 
cordingly, as I could perceive little danger of 
the falling of the portico, I have advised his 
Honor the Mayor to continue work upon and 
push to completion the walls of the main build- 
ing, that the work may be done within the time 
specified in the builders' contracts. The por- 
tico may remain in statu quo till next spring. 
We shall then see how far the main wall shall 
have settled. It is possible that the center 
piers may become much worse and even the 
north and south piers may become affected. In 
that case a portion of portico could be taken 
down and rebuilt, as well then as now, and the 
speeds completion of the main building would 
not be interfered with. Should there occur 
any serious settlement of the main wall so as 
to cause indications of an outward buckling of 
the piers of the portico, I should not hesitate 
to at once advise that they be taken down. 

In conclusion, I would say that I am surprised 
that the number of cracks is so few in the new 
City-Hall, and that the settlements are not 
more unequal. Nearly the entire weight of the 
superstructure, with the exception of the roof, 
now rests upon the foundations, and in my 
opinion there is no possibility of any such cata- 
strophe as the tumbling of the structure. I 
should, however, be pleased if your honorable 
body should see fit to appoint an engineer or 
architect of recognized ability to investigate 
and report upon the condition of the La Salle 
street portico, in order that my conclusions 
may be substantiated or otherwise. 
Respectfully submitted, 

ALEXANDER KlRKLAND, 

Superintending ArcWt. 



The Commissioner of Public Works submit- 
ted a report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Michigan avenue from River street to 
Jackson street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Wickersham the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Wicker sham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Culler ton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (l6lhWard), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Jackson street from Michigan avenue 
to Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier, (16th ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Fifth avenue from Harrison street to 
Taylor street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Clark street from Van Buren street to 
12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wickersham the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier, 16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for water sewer pipes 
on Park avenue from Ashland avenue to P. C. 
& St. L. R. R. tracks. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hulbert, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for curbing, grading 
and paving Erie street in front of sundry lots, 
from North Clark street to St. Clair street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burley, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, 
Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, 
Young, Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, 
Murphy, Burley— 30. 

Nays— None. 



The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for twenty-one 
lamp posts on Wesson street, from Chicago 
avenue to Division street. 

Aid. Barrett moved that the report be ap. 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 



The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing and filling Johnson street, 
from West Taylor street to West Twelfth 
street. 

Aid. Purcell moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing and filling O'Brien street, 
from Jefferson street to Halsted street. 

Aid. Riordan moved that the report he ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached he 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate tor grading and paving "West Randolph 
street, from Desplaines street to Halsted 
street. 

Aid. Smvth moved that the report he ap- 
proved and" that the order thereto attached he 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing, filling, grading and pav- 
ing Wood street, from West Lake street to 
West Van Buren street. 

Aid. Hulbert moved that the report be ap- 
proved, and that the order thereto attached be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted his opin- 
ion as to the power of the Council to use the 
water fund for purchase of engines and 
grounds for new water works, which was or- 
dered 

Published and referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

The following is the opinion: 

City Law Department, 

Chicago, Sept. 27, 1880. 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Tour honorable body, Aug. 12, 1880, referred 
to me a certain order with reference to the pur- 
chase of a site and pumping engines for water 
works, requesting an opinion "as to the power 
of the City Council to divert the water fund for 
the purpose of providing a site and engines." 

The Water Fund of the city, whether derived 
from taxation or water rates, or both, is a 
separate fund, the general object of which is 
the supply of the city with water, and to pro- 
vide all necessary and proper means for that 
purpose, and the use of the Water Fund for 
providing such necessary and proper means is 
not a diversion of the fund. On the contrary 
it is the use of the fund for the purpose for 
which it has been raised. 

The fund, however, is pledged first, for the 
payment of the interest on the water bonds, 
the semi-annual interest on which will become 
due Jan. 1, 1881. After the payment of such 
interest there will not, as I have been inform- 
ed by the City Comptroller, be a sufficient sur- 
plus to meet the ordinary current demands on 
the fund, and at the same time meet the ex- 
penditure contemplated by your order; cer- 
tainly not sufficient both to purchase a site and 
to erect two new engines. There would, there- 
fore, be no power to contract for the site and 
engines. I am informed, however, that the 
surplus, together with the income which will, 
after Jan. 1, 1881, come to the Treasury, to the 
credit of the Water Fund, will be suflicient to 
purchase and erect two additional engines and 
pay for them by the time necessary to place 
them in position, so that a contract for the en- 
gines might be made. 

I annex hereto a memorandum furnished by 
the City Comptroller showing the present con- 
dition of the fund, for the information of the 
Council. Respectfully, 

F. ADAMS, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Statement of estimated surplus of Water Fund 
January i, 188 J. 

Balance to the credit of the Water 
Fund, Sept. 25, 1880 $213,106.88 

Estimated income for October, Nov- 
ember and December 314,851,35 

$527,958.23 
Interest due on bonds Jan. 1, 

1880— 6 per cents $ 9,900 

Seven per cents 126,775 

Estimated expenditures to 

Dec. 31, including pipe to be 

paid for 168,000— 304,675.00 

Estimated surplus, Jan. 1, 1881.... $223,283,23 
Theodore T. Gurnet, 

Comptroller, 
Sept. 27, 1881. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Railroads be instructed to report on all matters 
in their hands pertaining to street railways in 
the West Division at the next regular meeting 
of the Council, and that the matter be made the 
special order for 9 o'clock. 

Aid. Peevey moved as an amendment that 
the time be the second regular meeting, which 
was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, Riordan, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Hulbert, Meier (16th Ward)— 12. 

Nays— McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, 
Lawler, Purcell, Swift, Bond, Everett, Thomp- 
son, Brady, McGrath, Lorenz, Young, Imhof, 
Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Cullerton, it was 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Shorey presented the petition of A. D. 
McCormick and others for appointment of addi- 
tional superintendents of streets, etc., which 
was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Clark presented an order concerning pe- 
titions for horse railway on Lake street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



Aid. Lorenz presented an order concerning 
enforcement of bridge ordinance, and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to issue 
such orders to the bridge tenders, (Randolph 
street and Clark street especially) that will 
remind them of an ordinance passed by this 
Council providing that a bridge shall not be 
kept open for a longer time than ten minutes 
at one time, which it seems has been forgotten 
by the gentlemen before named. 

Aid. Watkins presented an order concerning 
improvement of Bryant avenue and moved its 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to prepare an 
ordinance for paving Bryant avenue from Vin- 
cennes avenue to Stanton avenue, with cedar 
blocks on two inch plank foundation. 

Aid. Burley presented a resolution concern- 
mgs street aprons and crossings, and moved its 



The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the resolution as passed : 
Resolved, that the Committee of Judiciary 
he requested to prepare and present to this 
Council an ordinance providing that in all 
cases where sidewalks are ordered to he built 
of stone or plank, the department of public 
works shall make the aprons and street cros- 
sings of the same witdh as is required for the 
sidewalk. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order for removal 
of obstructions from street ends, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Burke presented the petition of Mr. 
Reichardt for remission of a fine, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D., on ordinance 
for railroad track on Illinois street from Pine 
street to St. Clair street, deferred and pub- 
lished Aug. 30, 1880. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be re- 
committed to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. Burley presented a remonstrance 
against the ordinance granting permission for 
railroad track on Illinois street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads on ordinance relocating 
street car track on South Clark street, laid over 
and published Aug. 23, 1880. 

Aid. Clark moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, 
Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, 
Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, 
Thompson, Brady, Young, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof, Burley— 25. 
s— Barrett— 1. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That the ordinance of Oct. 27th, 
1879, regarding tracks on South Clark street, 
between Twelfth street and Twenty-second 
street, be amended so as to read •• eighteen " 
instead of ** sixteen " in the eleventh, sixteenth 
and twentieth lines of Section five of said or- 
dinance as printed on page 246 of Council Pro- 
ceedings. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, S. D., on ordinance 
vacating part of alley in block 1, Geo. Smith's 
Add., referred Aug. 2, 1880. 

Aid. Burley moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Clark, Shorey, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Lawler, Purcell, Smyth, 
Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 



ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of the east eight feet of alley 
west of and adjoining lot 1, block 1, George 
Smith's addition to Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 
Section 1. That the east eight (8) feet of the 
alley west of and adjoining lot 1, block 1, George 
Smith's addition to Chicago, as shown in the 

Elat hereto attached, be and the same is 
ereby ordered vacated and closed. 
Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Watkins moved that the ordinance for 
railroad track on Illinois street be made the 
special order for the next regular meeting at 
8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Clark, Shorey, Gran- 
nis, Watkins, Burke, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Purcell, Smyth, Peevey, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, Brady, 
McGrath, Young— 20. 

Nays— Dixon, McAuley, Riordan, Meier (16th 
Ward), Barrett, Murphy, Burley— 7. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W D., on petition 
for postponement of improvement of Desplaines 
street, deferred Aug. 23. 

Aid. Peevey moved that the report be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, W. D., on petition 
of M. Kehoe for vacation of part of an alley 
in block 1, Waller's sub., deferred Aug. 23, 1880. 

Aid. Lawler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the majority and minor 
ity reports of the Committee on Judiciary on 
ordinance concerning smoke, laid over and pub- 
lished Aug. 2, 1880. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the reports be 
deferred and made the special order for Oct. 11,. 
at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Agreed to. 

The Clerk presented the reports of the Com- 
mittees on Streets and Alleys, W. D., and S. D. r 
on petitions and order for bridge at Fourteenth 
street, deferred Aug. 23 and Sept. 10 respec- 
tively. 

Aid. Lawler moved that they be referred to 
the Commissioner of Public Works with in- 
structions to report the probable cost of a tun- 
nel and also of a bridge at said street. 

Agreed to. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution asking 
the Comptroller for information in reference to- 
taxes of 1873 and 1874, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is. 
hereby ordered to inform the Council at its 
next regular meeting whether the tax-certifi- 
cates issued to the city for the excess of the 
city taxes of 1873 and 1874, relevied under pro- 
visions of the Revenue law of 1877, have been 
cancelled, and if not, why not; also what 
amount of premium be collected on the tax- 
certificates held by the city issued tor the ex- 
cess of the city taxes of 1873 and all of the city 
taxes of 1874 relevied under the Revenue law 
of 1877, which were sold to others than the 
owners of the property on which the same 
were issued"; also the date on which the said 
certificates were sold; also, whether the 



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owners of the property on which said 
tax-sale certificates were issued were notified 
to take iip said certificates before the same 
were sold; and also to what fund the County- 
Clerk fees for cancelling the excess of the 
city taxes of 1S73 included in said certificates 
so sold were paid. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Swift moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion prevailed. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

P. J. HOWARD, 

City Clerk. 



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CITY COUNCIL. 



REGULAR MEETING. 



OCTOBER -3=, 1880. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Aid. Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, 
Clark, Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, 
Burke, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, Schroeder, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulhert, Thompson, Brady, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Meier (16th 
Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley, and His Honor 
the Mayor. 

Absent— Aid. Sanders, Purcell, Peevey, Mc- 
Nurney, McGrath, Murphy and McCormick. 

His Honor the Mayor in the Chair. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Burley moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting, held September 27, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burley moved to reconsider the vote by 
which an ordinance for the improvement of 
Erie street, in front of sundry lots between 
Clark street and St. Clair street, was 
passed at the regular meeting held Sept. 27. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burley presented a remonstrance 
against the passage of the ordinance and 
moved that the oidinance and remonstrance be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Everett presented an order concerning 
the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad 
Company, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to inquire by virtue 
of what ordinance or ordinances, if any, the 



Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Com- 
pany is authorized to cross Twelfth street, 
Taylor street, Polk street and Harrison street, 
and to report to the next meeting of this body. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an ordinance concern- 
ing the collection of subscriptions or assess- 
ments from city employes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Lorenz moved that the Committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a petition for open- 
ing of Hinman street from Ashland avenue to 
Blue Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a resolution con- 
cerning the construction of fences or walls 
along side of railway tracks, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Meier presented an order for gas main 
on Orchard street from Clybourn avenue to 
North avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Smyth presented a petition praying that 
the Board of Education be authorized to move 
two frame buildings from the Scammon school 
lot to the Elizabeth school lot, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order concerning 
the improvement of Ashland avenue from In- 
diana street to Milwaukee avenue and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to prepare 



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and send to this council a proper ordinance for 
the improvement of Ashland avenue from 
Indiana street to Milwaukee avenue. 

Aid. Lawler presented a resolution directing 
the appointment of an engineer to examine the 
City Hall, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Grannis moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Lawler moved that the rules be suspen- 
ded for the purpose of putting the resolution 
on its passage. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays, as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— McAuley, Burke, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Barrett — 5. 

Nays— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, 
Watkins, Cullerton, Altpeter, Riordan, Smyth, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson,, Brady, 
Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, Imhof, 
Burley— 19. 

The resolution was then referred to the 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Everett presented an order concerning 
sidewalk on Leavitt street and Boone street, 
and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
"Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare and send to this Council proper ordinances 
for sidewalk on both sides of Leavitt street, 
from Taylor street to Twelfth street, and both 
sides of Boone street, from Leavitt street to 
DeKalb street. 

Aid. Brady presented an order for lamp posts 
on Hubbard street, from Hoyne avenue to 
Western aveuue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Department of Public 
Works be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare an ordinance for lamp posts on Hubbard 
street, from Hoyne avenue to Western avenue. 

Aid. Meyer presented a petition for change 
of name of Church street to Hudson avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Barrett presented an order concerning 
purchase of land at Erie street bridge, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and h e is hereby directed to ascer- 
tain and report to this Council at its next 
regular meeting the lowest cash price for 
which the property known as Captain Ryer- 
son's and located on the north branch of the 
Chicago river at the southeast corner of Erie 
street, can be purchased, said property being 
the same for which the city has heretofore 
been paying a rental, in order to swing the 
bridge at said Erie street. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order directing the 
Department of Public Works to paint the Mil- 
waukee avenue viaduct, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works with power to act. 

Aid. Lorenz presented an order for repair of 
sidewalks, which was 
Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

By consent, the Committee on Schools, to 
whom was referred the appointments of Di- 
rectors of the Public Library, submitted a re- 
port recommending concurrence in the appoint, 
ments of John B. Walker, Bernard Callaghan 
and James Lane Allen. 



Aid. Everett and Ballard requested that the 
report be deferred for final action until the 
next regular meeting. 

So ordered. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted his report of 
persons pardoned from the House of Correction 
during the week ending October 2, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Comptroller presented his report for the 
month of September, which was ordered 
Published and placed on file. 
The following is the report : 
Amount of money actually in the 
City Treasury at close of books, 

Sept. 30, 1880 $1,536,224.51 

Less warrants drawn payable on 

demand not yet presented 34,209.86 

Net Balance $1,502,014.65 

Which I apportion and credit as follows, viz: 

Water Fund $200,881.60 

Special Assessments 93,087.28 

Jonathan Burr Fund 6,158.28 

Police Life and Health Ins. 

Fund 491.58 

Police and Firemen's Re- 
lief Fund 662.76 

School Fund 286.61 

Contingent Fund 34,719.90 

General Sinking Fund 1,210.52 

School Sinking Fund 930.67 

River Imp. Sinking Fund.. 561.02 

Sewerage Sinking Fund . . . 37.66 

General Fund 1,039 65 

Fire Dept. Fund 2,487.96 

Sewerage Fund 163.55 

Sewerage Tax Fund 2,426.61 

Dept. Public Works 546.36 

School Tax Fund 92,705.09 

Police Fund 1,630.08 

Street Lamp Fund 7.56 

Public Library Fund 348.50 

Interest Account, 1879 243,800.55 

General Fund . 762,650.63 

Fire Dept. Fund 5,936.64 

Sewerage Fund 2,008.79 

Sewerage Tax Fund 19,048.12 

Dept. Public Works 5,469.99 

School Tax Fund 16,013.99 

Public Library Fund 908.72 

Street Lamp Fund 929.77 

City Hall Fund 732,05 

Interest Account 291.10 

Police Fund 3,841.06 



$1,502,014.65 
Amount of warrants drawn against the 
several appropriations for the current fiscal 
year during the month of September, 1880. 

General Fund, 1880.. $ 20,265.22 

Fire Dept. Fund, 1880 34,623.35 

Sewerage Fund, 1880 7,492.68 

Sewerage Tax Fund, 1880.. 25,811.83 
Dept. Pub. Works, 1880.... 36,801.98 

School Tax Fund, 1880 16,758.46 

Public Library Fund, 1880. 4,465.71 
Street Lamp Fund, 1880... 70,945.72 

City Hall Fund, 1880 40,106.25 

Police Fund, 1880 39,504. 19 



Warrants issued the year 
previous or in former 
years redeemed by the 
City Treasurer during 
the month of Sept., 1880. 

Warrants outstanding Sept. 
30, 1880, payable on de- 
mand 34,209.86 

Payable on demand from 

taxes 1878. 1,946.37 



$ 296,775.39 



8,113.65 



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Payable on demand taxes 

Of 1879 324,(578.01 

Payable from taxes 1880, 

'when collected 4-48,605.14 



$S09,529.38 
Respectfully submitted, 

Theodore T. Gurney, 

City Comptroller. 

ALSO, 
A report in answer to a resolution of Aid- 
McGrath concerning tax sale certificates, etc> 
which was 
Laid oyer and published. 
The following is the report: 

Department op Finance, \ 
Oct. 4, 1880. \ 

To the Mayor and Alderman in City Council 
assembled. 

Gentlemen:— In compliance with the order 
passed by your honorable body Sept. 27, 1880, I 
submit the following statement for your infor- 
mation: 

The tax-sale, certificates issued to the Oity of 
Chicago for the excess on city taxes of 1873 and 
1874, caused by the relevy of said taxes under 
the Revenue law of 1877 are not yet cancelled 
upon the record in the County Clerk's office, 
but they are all cancelled by indorsement upon 
the certificates, which indorsement was made 
soon after the sale in 1878. The reason why 
they are not cancelled upon the records of the 
County Clerk is the Clerk refused to cancel 
without fees. The matter was laid before the 
Finance Committee of the Council when the 
Appropriation bill was under consideration, 
but the item was not allowed in the bill; there- 
fore no appropriation or provision is yet made 
for the payment of the cancellation fees on 
7,000 certificates at 20 cents each, amounting to 
$1,400. The certificates whenever called for 
by the owners of the property or their agents 
are delivered to them for cancellation. 

The certificates held by the city issued for 
the sale of excess and delinquent taxes of 1873 
and 1874, where the sale thereof was made in 
September, 1878, were not sold to other persons 
than the owners of the property until April 
and September, 1880. The amount of premium 
received to date on certificates sold to others 
than the owners of the property amounts to 
§79, and the cancellation fees for the excess in 
certificates sold to non-owners of the property 
were paid out of the premium received on such 
certificates. 

In conclusion allow me to say that it is the 
rule of this office to sell the certificates held 
by the city to the owners of the property in 
preference to the tax-buyers, and especially 
has this rule been upheld in the aforesaid sales, 
where all the owners have been notified, so far 
as the owner's name or persons interested 
therein and their address could be ascertained 
from the tax warrants of several years, and 
these notices were given soon after the sale in 
1878 and 1879 several times before any certifi- 
cates were sold to other persons than the 
owners of the property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Theodore T. Gurney, 

Comptroller. 

ALSO, 

A communication covering bids received 
for lighting streets with other material than 
coal gas. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an invitation for 
the Council to examine the gasoline vapor 
burners at Ft. Wayne, and moved that the sub- 
ject be referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Smyth moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Gas Lights. 

The question being on the motion to refer to 
the Committee on Finance, it was lost by yeas 
and nays as follows : 



Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Culler ton, 
Bond, Young, Imhof, Barrett— 13. 

Nays— Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, 
Smyth, Schroeder, Everett, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Meier 
(16th Ward), Burley— 14. 

The matter was then referred to the Commit- 
tee on Gas Lights. 

ALSO, 

A report covering proposals to furnish 
ground for a police station in the West Divis- 
ion, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Committee on 
Gas Lights be instructed to report on the bids 
for lighting the city, and on the ordinance con- 
cerning lighting streets with other material 
than oil, at the next regular meeting, at 8:30 
o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Commissioner of Public Works submit- 
ted a report in answer to a resolution inquiring 
whether railroad companies are encroaching on 
West Jackson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-third street from South Park 
avenue to Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Mc- 
Auley, the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thomp- 
son, Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-fourth street from Lake Park 
avenue to Butler street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Shorey, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and na> s as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier, (16th ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-fifth street from Lake Park 
avenue to Stewart ave. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Clark, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Twenty-ninth street from Lake Park 
avenue to Wentworth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Grannis, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth 
Schroeder Bond, Everett, Hulbert , Thompson 



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Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 
Nays— None. 

ALSO. 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of Thirty-first street from Lake Park 
avenue to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Watkins, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 



A report and ordinance for grading and pav- 
ing Kinzie street from N. Clark street to N. 
La Salle street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Burley the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the 
east side of Peoria street from West Madison 
street to West Adams street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Smyth, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson^ 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on both 
sides of West Adams street from Ashland ave- 
nue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Everett the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for ten lamp posts on 
N. May street from W. Erie street to W. Chi- 
cago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Lorenz the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance for four lamp posts 
on Robey street from W. Madison street to W. 
Lake street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Hul- 
bert the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward), Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade on 
Blue Island avenue from Paulina street to 
Wood street. 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. Alt- 
peter the ordinance was put upon its passage 
and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Grannis, Watkins, McAuley, Burke, Cullerton, 
Altpeter, Riordan, Hildreth, Lawler, Smyth, 
Schroeder, Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Thompson, 
Brady, Lorenz, Meyer (15th Ward), Young, 
Meier (16th Ward). Imhof, Barrett, Burley— 27. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained byjbtie City Council of the City of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of Blue Island 
avenue from Paulina street to Wood street be 
and the same is hereby established as follows: 

At the intersection of Blue Island ave and 
Paulina street 14 feet. 

At the intersection of Blue Island avenue 
and Wood street 14 feet. 

Sec. 2. The above heights as fixed are 
intended to be measured from the plane of low 
water of A. D. 1847 as fixed by the Commis- 
sioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and 
adopted by the late Sewerage Commissioners 
and by the late Board of Public Works as the 
base or datum for city levels. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
missioners to make estimate for water ser- 
vice pipes on Park avenue from Ashland 
avenue to P. C. & St. L. R. R. tracks. 

Aid. Hulbert moved that the report be 
approved, and that the order thereto attached 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO. 

The report of the Commissioners to make 
estimate for curbing and paving Erie street in 
front of sundry lots from N. Clark street to 
St. Clair street. 

Aid. Burley moved that the report be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lawler presented an order for lampposts 
on Aberdeen street from Harrison street to 
Eleventh street, which was 

Referred to the Department of Public Works. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk presented the report of the De- 
partment of Public Works covering estimate 
of cost of straightening the river between 
Twelfth street and Fifteenth streets, laid over 
and published Aug. 30. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that it be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Wharves and Public Grounds on 
order for parade ground on Lake Park, laid 
over and published Aug. 30, 1880. 

Aid. Ballard presented a remonstrance 
against the passage of the order, and moved 
that the report be recommitted with instruc- 
tions to prepare an estimate of the cost of such 
parade ground. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Railroads on order concerning cobble 
stone pavement, laid over and published Ang. 
30, 1SS0. 

Aid. Cnllerton moved that the report be 
placed on tile. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Health and County Relations on 
ordinance prohibiting the employment of chil- 
dren in factories, etc., laid over and published 
Sept, 6, 1880. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend Sec. 1, by adding 
the words "provided that this section shall not 
apply to the children of widows." 

Ala. Cnllerton moved to lay the amendment 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Yeas— Wickersham, Ballard, Clark, Grannis, 
Watkins, Cullerton, Hildreth, Smyth, Swift, 
Bond, Everett, Hulbert, Brady, Meyer (15th 
•ward, Young, Barrett, Burley— 17. 

Nays— Dixon, McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, 
Lawlcr, Schroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th Ward), 
Imhof— 9. 

Aid. Meier moved to amend Section 1, so that 
it shall read as follows: "No child under the 
of twelve years shall be employed in any 
manufacturing establishment in the City of 
Chicago." 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques 
tion on the whole subject matter, and the call 
was sustained. 

The question then being on the amendment 
it was 

Rejected. 

The question then being on the passage of the 
ordinance, it was lost by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— McAuley, Burke, Altpeter, Lawler, 
Schroeder, Lorenz, Meier (16th ward), Imhof, 
Barrett— 9. 

Kays— Wickersham, Dixon, Ballard, Clark, 
Shorey, Grannis, Watkins, Cullerton, Riordan, 
Hildreth, Smyth, Swift, Bond, Everett, Hul- 
bert, Thompson, Brady, Meyer (15th ward), 
Young, Burley— 20. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

The Chair directed that the special order the 
xeport of the Committee on Railroads on horse- 
railways on the West Division be now taken up. 

Aid. Cullerton submitted propositions to 
amend each of the ordinances in the report of 
the Committee. 

Aid. Swift offered a substitute for the ordin- 
ance concerning the Chicago West Division 
Railway Company. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the whole subject 
matter, except the petitions, be laid over and 
published and made the special order for the 
next regular meeting at 9 o'clock P. M. 

Aid. Everett moved to amend by making the 
time Oct. 18. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Teas — Dixo